Microneedle Molds

Blueacre Technology utilise laser fabrication technology to produce fully customizable microneedle molds in PDMS (silicone). The molds can be used to manufacture microneedle arrays from a range of bio-degradable materials.

 

The Process

The laser process is a non-contact sterile and industrially scalable process, capable of machining microneedles in a range of shapes and sizes. Molds produced by Blueacre Technology are continually been used by research organisations around the globe in a range of scientific studies and produce some of the most durable and sharp microneedle arrays that can be fabricated.

Images taken from Pharmaceutical Research January 2011, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 41–57. Design, Optimization and Characterisation of Polymeric Microneedle Arrays Prepared by a Novel Laser-Based Micromoulding Technique Authors: Ryan F. Donnelly, Rita Majithiya, Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Desmond I. J. Morrow, Martin J. Garland, Yusuf K. Demir, Katarzyna Migalska, Elizabeth Ryan, David Gillen, Christopher J. Scott, A. David Woolfson

 

Contact Us

Blueacre Technology Ltd.,
Aiken Business Park,
Old Coes Road,
Dundalk, Co Louth
Ireland

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Standard Mold

Non standard molds can be produced in a wide range of shapes and over large areas. In general the molds are specified by their height, base, tip to tip spacing as well as the number of needles per array.

Non-Standard Mold

The possible configurations are endless, but the following design specification can act as a guide to your design process

Usage

Step 1. Ensure   that   the molds  are  clean by washing with mild soap and letting them air  dry  completely.  

Step 2. Use a  pipette  to place a  small quantity (25ul –100ul) of  the  drug  mixture into  the  mold.

Step 3. Subject the templates  to  centrifugal  force  for > 1 minute   to   ensure   that   all   microneedle cavities  are  completely  filled-up.

Step 4. Dry the patches (30% - 45%  RH) for  1 –48 hours depending   on the   material   used.

Step 5. Use an adhesive tape to vertically de-mould the  formed  microneedle  patch  from the templates.

 

 

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