Transdermal Drug Delivery

Authored by: Brad Phipps , Michel Cormier , Bob Gale , Bill van Osdol , Jay Audett , Rama Padmanabhan , Peter Daddona

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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This article briefly describes the theory underlying each of the transdermal delivery strategies, the specific demands placed on system components and materials, and some of the applications for each type of system. In addition, this entry summarizes current knowledge on how to prevent or mitigate irritant skin response to transdermal drug delivery with a focus on systems that are either already marketed or in late stages of development.

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