Therapeutic patents for topical and transdermal drug delivery systems

H. Y. Chen, J. Y. Fang

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For more than 30 years techniques of delivering drugs through skin have been elaborated as clinically relevant methods to administer therapeutic agents. The great contributions of transdermal and topical administrations on clinical therapeutics are firmly based on their distinctive properties. Progress in new technologies and compound is continuously stimulating the growth and revolution of topical and transdermal administration. This review summarises recent developments in the design of formulations and the patent literature in the area of topical and transdermal drug delivery systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1043
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Absorption enhancer
  • Delivery system
  • Formulation
  • Patch formulation
  • Transdermal formulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology
  • Law


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