BOSTON: Drug delivery around the world is still a painful and unwanted process. In this background, American experts have created a implant that can painlessly inject medicine into the body through bubbles instead of ultrasound and needles.
The patch developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is called the “Conformal Ultrasound Sinophoresis Patch (CUSP). It is attached to the skin like a tattoo. It then emits ultrasound pulses that travel through pores in the skin.” opens and allows the drug to enter the skin.
The patch consists of four transducers that conduct electrical current through thin copper wires. A cavity in the Hertransduser is filled with drug. As soon as the electricity gets there, vibrations are created and bubbles start to form in the liquid. This creates a liquid spray that penetrates the skin and the medicine enters the body.
A hydrogel is applied to the skin to attach the graft. After it was developed, it was first tested on the skin of pigs and a type of vitamin B was successfully tested in it. Thus, the drug was absorbed into the body with a 26-fold improvement. Ultrasound was used in this process.
According to experts, it can be successfully used in skin cancer, burns and other skin diseases. Otherwise, you can try medicines to get rid of skin wrinkles.
However, human trials are still a long way off.