Recent Advances in Wearable Transdermal Delivery Systems

Morteza Amjadi, Sahar Sheykhansari, Bradley J. Nelson, Metin Sitti

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Wearable transdermal delivery systems have recently received tremendous attention due to their noninvasive, convenient, and prolonged administration of pharmacological agents. Here, the material prospects, fabrication processes, and drug‐release mechanisms of these types of therapeutic delivery systems are critically reviewed. The latest progress in the development of multifunctional wearable devices capable of closed‐loop sensation and drug delivery is also discussed. This survey reveals that wearable transdermal delivery has already made an impact in diverse healthcare applications, while several grand challenges remain.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1704530
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number7
Early online date8 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2018


  • drug carriers
  • multifunctional wearable devices
  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • transdermal delivery
  • wearable medical systems


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