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Transdermal drug delivery models

DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2010.34051, PP. 367-374

Keywords: Target Drug Delivery, Biomedical Engineering, Skin Impedance, Iontophoresis

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In this paper, a preliminary study based on the different models of the skin impedance is carried out. The purpose is to examine the drug delivery method through iontophoresis, which relies on active trans- portation of the charged medication agent within an electric field. It is a kind of transdermal drug delivery method, and hence the method has to handle the variability in skin characteristics of a patient. This paper carries out a simulation study based on three different skin impedance models.

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