Microneedle Technology and Transdermal Drug Delivery: Market Growth with Advanced Material
Manufacturing and material advances
Tremendous advances have been made in recent years in the design and manufacturing of microneedles, in part due to materials technology. In particular, silicone has become an excellent materials option because of its haptic properties. In addition, silicone does not cause skin irritation, is biocompatible, and is compliant with medical industry regulations.
LSR technology has proven particularly suitable for transdermal drug delivery, providing small, strong polymers that are stable and long wearing. Microfabrication of needles requires the incorporation of parts weighed in micrograms or nanograms, and LSR allows complex, high-precision components to be produced in large volumes in these dimensions with relative ease and precise accuracy.