Topical patches are designed to deliver drugs to a local site of action.
This convenient and safe way of administering drugs offers considerable advantages over gels, ointments and creams. No smearing, a clean, easy and convenient application, more accurate dosing, a continuous undisrupted flow of the drug to the site of action, combined with the avoidance of multiple applications per day lead to a improved patient compliance.
With more than 20 years of experience, tesa Labtec has a proven track record of successful topical patches with sizes ranging from ca. 1 to 140 cm².
Our patented lip patch technology is just one example of our expertise. The unique combination of a nearly invisible backing with special matrix polymers supports moist wound healing. Therefore, the inconspicuous lip patch is the ideal carrier for your cold sore drugs to be applied to the lip.
Our specific technology for use in e.g. topical pain allows the design of patches as large as 140 cm² while still being flexible enough to even be applied to movable body parts such as ankles and joints.
Our development expertise is supported by state of the art in-vitro models, ranging from skin stripping experiments to fully automated Franz cell systems equipped with application site specific skin tissues.
From skin diseases to local pain relief, let us evaluate and develop your drug.