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.
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