HP Licenses Printer Technology for Medical Skin Patches

Susan Hall

The same programmable micro-needle technology used in Hewlett-Packard office printers could be used to inject time-released medication through a skin patch, reports Information Week.


HP announced Tuesday that it has licensed its printer technology to the Irish medical-device company Crospon to develop programmable patches that could be used to administer combinations of drugs or to alter the dose as a patient's condition changes, according to SiliconValley.com.


No financial details were released. The patches could be on the market in three years.

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