About the Microneedle Business
Through inovations in manufacturing technology, our company is aiming towards mass production and commonplace use of the hollow micro needle (HMN). In etching, Injection molding, which has been the technology up until now, is a high polymer material, and as such, hollowing has been difficult, leading to limitations on it's practical use and not being established as a mass produced technology.
We have been allowed exculsive usage rights to a unique processing technique that uses sunlight called the "optical vortex" invented by the university of Chiba, and we are using this as a base to develop the HMN.
Examples of utilization
Concerning the application of micro needle for insulin injection, the following structure is under development.
*Industrial purposes (water repellent finishing)
Coating the surface of any materials with projections in the latter process creates water repellent structure like the surface of lotus leaf.