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MPT Microarray Patch (MAP)

A MAP [microarray patch] consists of an array of hundreds of drug-loaded micron-scale projections amassed on a baseplate that is applied to the skin like a bandage. Upon application, the MAP projections painlessly penetrate the top layer of skin delivering a depot of  the drug.

Development Stage:

Preclinical – Early (Pre1)

Hormonal/Non-Hormonal:

Hormonal

Delivery Route & Method:

Systemic - Microarray Patch

Mechanism of Action:

ARV + Progestin

Developer:

  • PATH

Funding:

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Active Ingredient(s):

  • Cabotegravir
  • Norelgestromin

Product Indication(s):

  • HIV
  • Pregnancy

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