A Hybrid Microfluidic Device for Active Control of Drug Delivery
McMaster Univeristy, CA
Keywords: Microelectromechanical system, microneedle, drug delivery, electro-osmotic pump, polydimethylsiloxane, sustained release
Abstract:An integrated system combining a microneedle device, a drug reservoir and an electro-osmotic micropump has been developed using low-cost manufacturing technologies. This device will provide pain-free delivery of therapeutic agents in a controlled, sustained release manner with no associated complications.