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Patent
Corium International | Date: 2015-07-01

In an aspect of the invention, an array of microprotrusions is formed by providing a mold with cavities corresponding to the negative of the microprotrusions, casting atop the mold a first solution comprising a biocompatible material and a solvent, removing the solvent, casting a second solution atop the first cast solution, removing the solvent from the second solution, and demolding the resulting array from the mold. The first solution preferably contains an active ingredient.


Patent
RAS Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis and Corium International | Date: 2014-06-02

A composition is provided, wherein the composition comprises a water-swellable, water-insoluble polymer, a blend of a hydrophilic polymer with a complementary oligomer capable of hydrogen or electrostatic bonding to the hydrophilic polymer. The composition also includes a backing member. Active ingredients, such as a whitening agent, may be included. The composition finds utility as an oral dressing, for example, a tooth whitening composition that is applied to the teeth in need of whitening. The composition can be designed to be removed when the degree of whitening has been achieved or left in place and allowed to erode entirely. In certain embodiments, the composition is translucent. Methods for preparing and using the compositions are also disclosed.


Devices and methods for using and manufacturing microstructure arrays are described.


A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic macromolecule and a stabilizing excipient. Described herein are microstructures having a proximal and distal layer, wherein the distal layer which contains the therapeutic molecule does not rely on the presence of a structure-forming polymer to impart the mechanical strength necessary to penetrate the skin. Methods of forming the array, and methods of using the array are contemplated.


Patent
Corium International | Date: 2015-09-02

A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic agent that is poorly soluble in water or an aqueous solvent.

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