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Title: Method to fabricate hollow microneedle arrays

Abstract

An inexpensive and rapid method for fabricating arrays of hollow microneedles uses a photoetchable glass. Furthermore, the glass hollow microneedle array can be used to form a negative mold for replicating microneedles in biocompatible polymers or metals. These microneedle arrays can be used to extract fluids from plants or animals. Glucose transport through these hollow microneedles arrays has been found to be orders of magnitude more rapid than natural diffusion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Placitas, NM
  2. Albuquerque, NM
  3. Los Lunas, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908048
Patent Number(s):
7132054
Application Number:
10/936,360
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B81 - MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY B81B - MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C03 - GLASS C03C - CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF GLASSES, GLAZES, OR VITREOUS ENAMELS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Kravitz, Stanley H, Ingersoll, David, Schmidt, Carrie, and Flemming, Jeb. Method to fabricate hollow microneedle arrays. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Kravitz, Stanley H, Ingersoll, David, Schmidt, Carrie, & Flemming, Jeb. Method to fabricate hollow microneedle arrays. United States.
Kravitz, Stanley H, Ingersoll, David, Schmidt, Carrie, and Flemming, Jeb. Tue . "Method to fabricate hollow microneedle arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908048.
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