Vaccinations are a hot topic in today’s news cycle. So we wanted to chime in on how microneedles, manufactured by an expert microfabrication engineer firm, can be used for vaccine delivery. Traditionally, vaccines are administered through a hypodermic needle using a syringe, and requires a nurse or phlebotomist to administer. Microneedle based drug delivery has the potential to be a transformative technology for the delivery of biologics and vaccines. Let’s dive in!

Microneedles and Vaccine Delivery

Utilizing microneedles for vaccine and drug delivery can provide multiple benefits. It may provide enhanced therapeutic profiles for therapeutics and vaccines. It allows for the administration of lower levers of drugs to achieve the same therapeutic results. Furthermore, microneedles provide an alternative to traditional hypodermic needles. The glass microfabrication of microneedles provides a means to overcome one of the biggest barriers to patient compliance and safety for the treatment of chronic diseases and routine vaccination.

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In addition to utilizing microneedles for vaccine delivery, the variation in the type of microneedles usd could also prove useful in controlling the speed of the vaccine release. Combine the glass microneedles with an advanced microfabricated vaccine or drug release system and doctors have an effective means of automatically administering the proper amount of drug/vaccine through timed release.

Several new transdermal microneedle delivery systems and methods have already hit the market, with several more in late-stage development. The companies that are looking to manufacture their microneedles at scale at an affordable price will need to find a trusted glass microfabrication partner to bring their product to market.

The one major hang-up in microneedle technology reaching their full potential is an apparent lack of cost-effecting manufacturing technologies. However, Citrogene, a microfabrication manufacturing expert, prides itself on producing custom glass microfabrication designs at scale at an affordable price. According to “The Microneedles for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery 2014-2030” report, in the next decade annual sales could top 485 million microneedle units by the year 2030. This further stresses the need for companies to find a trusted microfabrication engineer who can meet the growing demand for such devices.

Citrogene: Glass Microfabrication Experts

Citrogene is the leading glass microfabrication expert that partners with companies who are looking to meet the demand for microneedles. Our skills, knowledge, tools, and expertise are second to none. Contact us today to learn more about how we can create custom microneedles based on your design needs at scale at a price that makes sense for you.