A compact and disposable transdermal drug delivery system

M. Matteucci*, M. Casella, M. Bedoni, E. Donetti, M. Fanetti, F. De Angelis, F. Gramatica, E. Di Fabrizio

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This work presents a portable transdermal drug delivery system that combines a magnetically actuated micro gear pump with a microneedle array. Micropart fabrication is performed through DXRL and LIGA techniques. The manufacturing process of both micropump and microneedle array are described together with wear issues. Results show that the assembled device can deliver rates that go from 0.1 to 1.2 ml/min at gear speed ranging from 1000 to 8500 rpm. First skin piercing experiments are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1073
Number of pages8
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep X-ray lithography
  • LIGA
  • Soft lithography
  • Transdermal drug delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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