Skin associated drug delivery

For more than two decades, researchers have attempted to find a way to use the skin as a portal of entry for drugs to overcome problems associated with traditional modes of drug administration. This has been a complicated task due to the highly effective barrier properties of the skin. To deliver drugs through the skin, most compounds require various degrees of permeation enhancement. More recent research makes use of innovative vesicular carriers, electrically assisted delivery and various micro invasive methods, some incorporating technologies from other fields. These new and exciting methods for drug delivery are already increasing the number and quality of dermal and transdermal therapies.


  • Track 1-1 Transdermal drug delivery (TDDS)
  • Track 2-2 Cutaneous drug delivery
  • Track 3-3 Dermal & TDDS: Current & future prospects
  • Track 4-4 Dendrimer-mediated drug delivery to the skin
  • Track 5-5 Advances in the bioanalytical study of drug delivery across the skin

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