Nanyang Technological University, Singapore researchers have used nanodrug delivery targeted system to convert white fat to brown fat. The transdermal nano drug have reported to reduce weight gain in mice on a high fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30 per cent over four weeks. The device is known to be activated after pressing the transdermal patch for couple of minutes when the micro needles are released into the skin without pain.
Researchers at NIBIB (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) have developed a dermal patch that helps diabetic patients go injection free. This patch is known to control Type II Diabetes by controlling blood glucose level. The dermal patch is biocompatible made up of a product of algae called alginate. The patch is composed of Alginate needles with exendin-4 and glucose-oxidase paired with phosphate mineral particles to stabilize and make them active only