The patented MN technology licensed by PharmaTher consists of hydrogel-forming microneedle arrays and accompanying reservoir which will overcome any limitations by the quantity of drug that can be loaded into the needles or onto the needle surfaces. As such, the MN technology can greatly increase the amount of drug that can permeate through the microneedle array and into the skin.
We Are Changing How Psychedelics Are Delivered
Patient freedom - pain-free, home use, convenient and improves compliance
Flexible dosing - drug combinations, continuous delivery and desired release rates
Improve efficacy - maintains constant plasma levels for over 24 hours
Next generation delivery - improvement over intravenous, oral, injection, pumps, topical, nose
MicroDose Delivery Technology
The GelMA-MN delivery technology was invented and developed by the members of the Khademhosseini Lab at UCLA. Studies have shown that GelMA can be used for the fabrication of MN arrays and the delivery of both water-soluble and insoluble drugs with desirable release profiles. GelMA is derived from the natural polymer gelatin with crosslinkable methacrylate group making it an ideal candidate for MN fabrication and various other biomedical applications. The GelMA-MNs are biocompatible and biodegradable, can efficiently penetrate the stratum corneum layer (outer layer of the skin), enable flexible drug load capacity and combinations, and control-release delivery. MNs are considered as a promising way to achieve systemic effects by transdermal delivery of drugs. In addition to applications on the skin, MNs may be applied in other organs and tissues like the eyes and mucosal surfaces. MNs are minimally invasive, painless, and may overcome the potential drawbacks of oral administration, subcutaneous injections and other transdermal delivery systems.