So, how does inkjet technology figure into drug patches?

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In the drug patch using inkjet technology, the flow of drugs is controlled in the same way as the flow of ink is controlled in an inkjet printer.

In the printer, the flow of ink is controlled through the printer head. In the medical patch, the follow of medicine into the body would be controlled through the tip of each microneedle.

And, just as color printers can employ more than one color of ink, drug delivery patches can be designed to store and deliver many different kinds of drugs simultaneously.

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