WO2011015650A3 - Method of producing microneedles - Google Patents

Method of producing microneedles Download PDF

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WO2011015650A3
WO2011015650A3 PCT/EP2010/061477 EP2010061477W WO2011015650A3 WO 2011015650 A3 WO2011015650 A3 WO 2011015650A3 EP 2010061477 W EP2010061477 W EP 2010061477W WO 2011015650 A3 WO2011015650 A3 WO 2011015650A3
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substrate
surface
microneedle
front
protective
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PCT/EP2010/061477
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Conor O'mahony
Joseph O'brien
Alan Blake
Carlo Webster
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University College Cork, National University Of Ireland, Cork
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Priority to US61/231,734 priority
Priority to EP09167419 priority
Priority to EP09167419.2 priority
Priority to IES2009/0840 priority
Priority to IE20090840 priority
Application filed by University College Cork, National University Of Ireland, Cork filed Critical University College Cork, National University Of Ireland, Cork
Publication of WO2011015650A2 publication Critical patent/WO2011015650A2/en
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B81MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY
    • B81CPROCESSES OR APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • B81C1/00Manufacture or treatment of devices or systems in or on a substrate
    • B81C1/00015Manufacture or treatment of devices or systems in or on a substrate for manufacturing microsystems
    • B81C1/00023Manufacture or treatment of devices or systems in or on a substrate for manufacturing microsystems without movable or flexible elements
    • B81C1/00111Tips, pillars, i.e. raised structures
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M37/00Other apparatus for introducing media into the body; Percutany, i.e. introducing medicines into the body by diffusion through the skin
    • A61M37/0015Other apparatus for introducing media into the body; Percutany, i.e. introducing medicines into the body by diffusion through the skin by using microneedles
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M37/00Other apparatus for introducing media into the body; Percutany, i.e. introducing medicines into the body by diffusion through the skin
    • A61M37/0015Other apparatus for introducing media into the body; Percutany, i.e. introducing medicines into the body by diffusion through the skin by using microneedles
    • A61M2037/0053Methods for producing microneedles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B81MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY
    • B81BMICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES
    • B81B2201/00Specific applications of microelectromechanical systems
    • B81B2201/05Microfluidics
    • B81B2201/055Microneedles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B81MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY
    • B81BMICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES
    • B81B2203/00Basic microelectromechanical structures
    • B81B2203/03Static structures
    • B81B2203/0369Static structures characterized by their profile
    • B81B2203/0384Static structures characterized by their profile sloped profile
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B81MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY
    • B81CPROCESSES OR APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • B81C2201/00Manufacture or treatment of microstructural devices or systems
    • B81C2201/01Manufacture or treatment of microstructural devices or systems in or on a substrate
    • B81C2201/0101Shaping material; Structuring the bulk substrate or layers on the substrate; Film patterning
    • B81C2201/0128Processes for removing material
    • B81C2201/013Etching
    • B81C2201/0133Wet etching

Abstract

A method of forming a microneedle device comprises the steps of coating the front and back surfaces of a substrate with a protective masking material, patterning the protective masking material to form a protective mask on the front surface of the substrate and an opening in the protective masking material on the back surface of the substrate, and simultaneously wet-etching both front and back surfaces of the substrate to provide a generally conical microneedle on the front surface of the substrate and a generally conical pit on the back surface of the substrate. The dimensions and location of the protective mask and opening are chosen so that the pyramidal pit extends from the back surface to intersect the front surface of the substrate, generally on, or adjacent to, a surface of the conical microneedle. Thus, a through-hole is formed in the substrate providing fluid communication from a rear of the substrate to a location on the front surface of the substrate, either on the microneedle surface or adjacent to a base of the microneedle.
PCT/EP2010/061477 2009-08-06 2010-08-06 Method of producing microneedles WO2011015650A2 (en)

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US23173409P true 2009-08-06 2009-08-06
US61/231,734 2009-08-06
EP09167419 2009-08-06
EP09167419.2 2009-08-06
IE20090840 2009-10-30
IES2009/0840 2009-10-30

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