Silicon micromachined hollow microneedles for transdermal liquid transfer


Gardeniers, J.G.E. and Berenschot, J.W. and Boer, M.J. de and Yeshurun, Y. and Hefetz, M. and Oever, R. van 't and Berg, A. van den (2002) Silicon micromachined hollow microneedles for transdermal liquid transfer. In: Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference 2002, January 20-24 , 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (pp. pp. 268-271).

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Abstract:This paper presents an improved design and fabrication process [ 13 for hollow micro needles with the proper mechanical strength and sharpness to be applied for painless transdermal transfer of liquids. Tests have shown that liquids like blood are drawn into the needle by capillary forces, reducing the need for active pumping. The fabrication method allows different needle shapes like blades and pencils, is robust enough to be applied for largerscale production, and enables the development of a complete micro-TAS for e.g. blood analysis.
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