Customized Adhesives: Advancing the Capability and Performance of Drug Delivery Devices


By Jeff Purnell and Bill Meathrel
Medical Design Briefs, September 2011

The recognized benefits of the transdermal patch as a viable drug delivery system are driving the development of new forms of transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS). These products can deliver larger compounds such as proteins and small peptides through the stratum corneum. As new transdermal patches broaden in scope and capability, patch product developers are turning to adhesive manufacturers to develop the latest technologies to overcome complex bonding challenges while enabling the next generation of transdermal patch products.  This article discusses design challenges that should be considered when selecting an adhesive for TDDS and reviews a variety of emerging adhesive technologies and their potential for enhancing transdermal drug delivery.

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