Microneedles made from a range of materials including silicon, metals and polymers have considerable potential for inexpensive disposable patch delivery of drugs and vaccines. The design of robust microneedle arrays for reliable skin penetration, with or without applicators, cost-effective manufacture, and drug and vaccine storage strategies such as dissolving microneedle tips are some of the key areas of current R&D.
Contributions to the thematic issue are invited, including but not limited to, the topics: microneedle design, materials, manufacturing processes and scale-up potential, novel materials, skin penetration modelling and experiments, controlled insertion applicators as well as applications R&D including preclinical and clinical studies.
The guest editors are Philip Prewett from the University of Birmingham, Graham Davies from the University of New South Wales and Zahra Faraji Rad from the University of Southern Queensland.
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2022
28 Jan 2022