Patent Number: 8,870,810

Title: Method and apparatus for enhancement of transdermal transport

Abstract: According to the present invention, a method for enhancing transdermal transport is disclosed. The method includes the steps of increasing a permeability an area of a membrane with a permeabilizing device. The membrane may be, inter alia, biologic skin or synthetic skin. The permeabilizing device may be an ultrasound-producing device. A substance is transported into and through the area the membrane. The substance may be a drug, a vaccine, or a component of interstitial fluid.

Inventors: Mitragotri; Samir S. (Santa Barbara, CA), Kost; Joseph (Omer, IL), Kellogg; Scott C. (Boston, MA), Warner; Nicholas F (Belmont, MA), Elstrom; Tuan A (Lake Bluff, IL)

Assignee: Echo Therapeutics, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/20 (20060101); A61M 31/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00