Transdermal drug delivery and analyte extraction

  • US 6,148,232 A
  • Filed: 11/09/1998
  • Issued: 11/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device for ablating stratum corneum epidermidis of skin on the body of a subject, comprising:

  • a plurality of electrodes, which are adapted to be applied to the skin of the subject at respective points; and

    a power source, which is adapted to apply electrical energy between two or more of the plurality of electrodes, to cause ablation of an area of the stratum corneum during a first time period, so as to facilitate passage of a substance through the ablated area during a second time period, subsequent to the first time period.

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