microneedles

Microneedle patch delivers drugs and procures testing samples

Microneedle patch delivers drugs and procures testing samples

Researchers have developed a biobattery-powered device capable of both delivering large molecule pharmaceuticals across the skin barrier and extracting interstitial fluid for diagnostic purposes.

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

By downscaling needles tool to micrometer-size, researchers open even more areas of application for them, while bypassing some of the most important issues.

Microneedles test for antibodies and biomarkers

Microneedles test for antibodies and biomarkers

Engineers have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest and, thanks to its unprecedented sensitivity, allow clinicians to detect its presence.

Hydrogel: an option for glaucoma treatment?

Hydrogel: an option for glaucoma treatment?

A potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma could replace daily eyedrops and surgery with a twice-a-year injection to control the buildup of pressure in the eye.

Microneedles extract dermal interstitial fluid

Microneedles extract dermal interstitial fluid

Microneedle patches could provide a means for extracting interstitial fluid to study possible new biomarkers.

Microneedle bandage detects malaria radpidly

Microneedle bandage detects malaria radpidly

Researchers at Rice University have developed a microneedle patch that can rapidly detect the presence of malaria in interstitial fluid.

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