Microneedle boost for villages

Microneedle boost for villages
A woman shows microneedle patches, an innovation that can deliver drugs or active compounds into the skin without using a needle and syringe. E C Next Company
A woman displays microneedle patches, a good innovation that can provide drugs or active compounds into the skin without using a hook and syringe. E C Next Firm

The Technology and Innovation-based Enterprise Development (TED) Fund has released dissolvable microneedle sections and will administer these to people in remote control areas, says TED Fund secretary Chanwit Treedej.

He said the local entrepreneur in Songkhla province, E Chemical Next Co, Ltd, was granted money from the “TED Youth Startup” project under the Ministry of Higher Schooling, Science, Research and Innovation.

The microneedle plot can deliver medications or active compounds into the skin without leaving wounds or causing pain. They could replace the use of regular needles, said Mister Chanwit.

The microneedles are painless and would help people who are afraid of getting injections. Also, they are suitable for the transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents which enhance and heal pores and skin health. They are designed by nanotechnology which can include nanocapsule agents dissolvable safely under pores and skin layers, he mentioned.

“Initially, we aim to disperse microneedles to people living in remote villages upon mountains because it can be dangerous for them to traveling through jungles on the city to see doctors when they fall ill. Our product can help minimise interpersonal gaps and improve their quality of life, ” added Mr Chanwit.

E Chemical Next’s managing director, Julintip Puttawong, said dissolvable microneedle pads can be put on injection sites, or injuries caused by diabetes or even other diseases.

It will take 12–15 minutes for drug compounds such as hyaluronic acid to melt. The compounds are all clinically tested to make sure they don’t cause any skin allergies.

Mr Julintip said the firm is applying the particular microneedle patches regarding Food and Drug Administration listing.