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Skin Care Thinks Small to Deliver Big

By: Leslie Benson
Posted: August 5, 2008, from the August 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.
An array of polymer microneedles 1,000 microns tall

Mark Prausnitz of Georgia Tech’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, one of the professors leading a U.S. team in finding a new mass delivery method for the flu vaccine, holds an array of polymer microneedles 1,000 microns tall. This photo, taken by Gary Meek and duplicated from the cover, is used with permission from Georgia Tech.

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References

  1. J Wiechers, Science and Applications of Skin Delivery Systems, Carol Stream, IL; Allured Publishing Corp (2008), 3
  2. Ibid., at 173
  3. Ibid., at 1,3
  4. Ibid., at 4–5
  5. Ibid., at 482–483

Leslie Benson is assistant editor of GCI magazine.