Recent Trends in Microneedle Development & Applications in Medicine and Cosmetics (2013–2018)

  • Jaspreet Singh Kochhar
  • Justin J. Y. Tan
  • Yee Chin Kwang
  • Lifeng Kang


In the past 5 years, microneedles have greatly revolutionized the way drugs can be delivered. This impact can be felt most greatly in the areas of medicine and cosmetics. In this chapter, we discuss some of the more prominent and widely researched drugs in therapeutics, primarily protein drugs, vaccines and small molecule drugs, as well as developments in microneedle technology in the delivery of new cosmetic agents, applications and formulations.


Development Trend Application Protein drugs Vaccine Small molecule drug Cosmetics Therapeutics Anti-wrinkle Skin depigmentation Acne scar removal Dermaroller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaspreet Singh Kochhar
    • 1
  • Justin J. Y. Tan
    • 2
  • Yee Chin Kwang
    • 3
  • Lifeng Kang
    • 3
  1. 1.Procter & GambleSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of PharmacyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of PharmacyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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