A platform drug delivery method:
healthier, faster, and easy-to-use

Hero Patch allows the delivery of clinically meaningful doses of macromolecules (such as monoclonal antibodies) or small molecules (such as ibuprofen) for fast and sustained delivery.

  • Healthier
  • Sustained
  • Faster

Target Drug Profile

Low bioavailability. Poor dermal absorption. Difficult Administration. Problems that currently exist with pills, topicals, and injections are no longer an issue with the Hero Patch.

NSAIDs

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.
Commonly recognized as Advil, Tylenol, and Motrin. These have toxic effects on the digestive tract when overused. With topical and localized delivery, the Hero Patch increases absorption and decreases drug dosage for immediate pain relief without damaging your vital organs.

Monoclonal Antibodies

Painful for the patient, expensive to manufacture, and difficult to deliver. Treatment is a costly but life-saving process, delivered intravenously or subcutaneously often by a nurse or doctor. The Hero Patch eliminates the need for a healthcare professional because you can self-administer with a patch, without any of those needles.

Technology

Bypassing your body's first line of defense:
The skin.

  • Patented Technology

    Developed by Tufts University scientists and engineers. Increases dermal absorption to 80% compared to the 5-20% maximum absorption of current topicals.

  • Scalable Process

    Patented manufacturing process that can be scaled to tens of thousands of patches in a single production run of any patch shape, size, or needle configuration.

  • More Drug Loading

    No reservoir, matrix, or coating required to store the drug. This cutting-edge technology surpasses any drug loading of similar products that exist today.

  • Reliable Delivery

    Dissolving microneedle patches may not actually penetrate the skin. Our technology produces patches robust enough so you can rely on our effective delivery of your medicine.

  • Flexible patches

    Patented ability to produce the first patches that are actually flexible enough to conform to your body. With this, we can provide consistent, effective drug delivery.

  • Lower cost and time

    Decreased productions costs and resources means that we can match our competitors in prices. This provides the first high-volume consumer product of this kind.

Publication

Low-cost and cleanroom-free fabrication of microneedles.
Nature Journal, Microsystems and Nanoengineering.