Nanostructured Polymer Films and Microneedles

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Investigator: Tejal A. Desai, PhD
Sponsor: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location(s): United States

Description

Current advancements in the microelectronics industry have led to the creation of new nano and micro materials. These developments have laid the foundation for novel design possibilities that have been applied to the biomedical field. One important application of these materials is in their use for creating drug delivery devices at a high level of design control. The microelectronics industry is capable of providing nanometer structures in a wide variety of materials at high throughputs. In this highlight article, we discuss how an increased level of design, consistency, and precision can be achieved with nano- and microfabrication to overcome drug delivery challenges.