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Title: Photodynamic bubble-generating microneedles for enhanced transdermal cancer therapy
Authors: Ning, Xiaoyu
Chen, Si
Yang, Yating
Hwang, Jangsun
Wiraja, Christian
Zhang, Chi
Liu, Wei
Liu, Linbo
Xu, Chenjie
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Ning, X., Chen, S., Yang, Y., Hwang, J., Wiraja, C., Zhang, C., Liu, W., Liu, L. & Xu, C. (2021). Photodynamic bubble-generating microneedles for enhanced transdermal cancer therapy. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3(12), 6502-6512.
Project: A18A8b0059 
Journal: ACS Applied Polymer Materials
Abstract: Active bubble-generating microneedles (MNs) upon skin interstitial fluid (ISF) contact facilitate deeper and more efficient delivery of intradermal therapeutics. However, bubble-generating MN platforms are sensitive to moisture, which limits their variety to load various functional drugs. This article presents a frozen immersion method that facilitates both hydrophobic and hydrophilic drug loading onto bubble-generating MNs without compromising both drug and MN properties. The formed bubbles upon ISF contact induce distinct vortex flow that produces a propulsion force to enhance drug transportation. The efficiency of transdermal drug delivery is further enhanced by sonophoresis. The drug delivery efficiency of this platform is first evaluated ex vivo using fresh mouse skins and human keloid tissues. Later, in the tumor-bearing mouse model, the platform enhances the skin penetration of photosensitizers (i.e., methylene blue) and correspondingly improves the efficacy of photodynamic therapy.
ISSN: 2637-6105
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c01219
Rights: © 2021 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
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