The standard medical patch products relies upon the body’s own absorption to allow for drug delivery. The challenge with this approach is the variation of both the pH and the skin types of the patient. The process of the positive (+) and negative (-) battery terminals can be configured to drive the drug, which has been charged to travel through the skin at a more controlled and effective way. By incorporating a battery that is thin and also flexible the patch can be applied to conform to the body part to ensure an effective delivery.
The ability to bring power to a medical patch devices goes beyond drug delivery, it empowers sensors for temperature to chemical monitoring to alert patients to levels of concern and need for action. Without onboard power these sorts of applications could not be deployed to provide better and more effective treatment to patients around the world.