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Low cost iontophoresis devices for transdermal drug delivery

Ching, T.S.S. and Connolly, P. and Camilleri, I. (2004) Low cost iontophoresis devices for transdermal drug delivery. In: 3rd IEE Seminar on Appropriate Medical Technology for Developing Countries, 2004-02-04, London.

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Paper examining low cost iontophoresis devices for transdermal drug delivery. Iontophoresis for transdermal drug delivery or for non-invasive monitoring of patients could allow a new generation of medical devices to be developed for low-cost healthcare. The existing iontophoresis systems today are bulky, expensive or non-programmable. Therefore, a miniature, low-cost and programmable device was developed and evaluated. A circuit is described herein which provides a variety of waveforms (DC, pulsed DC, bipolar DC and pulsed bipolar DC) of current for iontophoresis. Evaluation showed that this device provides for precise regulation of the magnitude and waveform of a current over a wide range of impedance, important for in vivo use. A digital meter is included which allows continuous monitoring of current.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 8424
Notes: Ching, C.T.S. Camilleri, I. Connolly, P. A portable and programmable iontophoresis device for transdermal drug delivery and transdermal extraction IEEE International Workshop on Computer Architectures for Machine Perception, 2003.
Keywords: iontophoresis devices, bioengineering, bioelectric phenomena, drug delivery systems, skin, constant current device, iontopheresis, reverse iontophoresis, transdermal drug delivery, Bioengineering
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Bioengineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 11:38
Last modified: 11 Dec 2015 05:35
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