Microneedles have been widely applied in biomedicine as tool both in diagnostics and therapeutics. In fact, microneedles are the perfect and painless interface between the derma and a device. Using microneedles as interface and a porous Silicon membrane as reservoir and optical controller, it is possible to realize a smart device for drug delivery. In this paper, we present the fabrication and the results for a patch device loaded with fluorescein molecules, as proof of concept.
24 Jul 2015
2015 1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement (NANOFIM)