Delivering Drugs Needle-free using Iontophoresis

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2008-10-23

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Delivering Drugs Needle-free using Iontophoresis

Is there a better way to deliver drugs than to ingest or inject them? Can we administer drugs locally instead of systemically? How can we meet the challenges of ophthalmic delivery? These are some of the questions that have driven Kathy Farinas' work at a variety of drug delivery companies in the bay area. She will tell us the story of the development and design of ALZA's IONSYStm Fentanyl Iontophoretic Transdermal System for management of acute postoperative pain. The talk will also describe the opportunities and challenges associated with ophthalmic drug delivery and will include proof-of-concept preclinical data for needle-free delivery to the back of the eye. Both delivery systems utilize low levels of electrical current to enhance drug delivery.

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