Octopus sucker-inspired patch delivers drugs into the body without needles or pills

Sep 27, 2023
This is a comment from Jean-Christophe Leroux, one of the corresponding authors in response to Prof. McCoville remarks. The dental floss will not be included in the final device. It was just attached to the device as safety guard to perform the comfort study. The device is soft and small, so there should not be any issue in case of accidental swallowing. Also, in the study it is clearly shown that it is the combination of the permeation enhancer with the suction that boosts the absorption.