Microneedle array applicator device and method of array application
An applicator device (20) including a housing (22), an impactor (62) for impacting a microneedle array and accelerating the microneedle array toward the target site, wherein the impactor is capable of moving along an arcuate path to move the microneedle array toward the target site. Also, an applicator device including a housing, a patch applicator pivotally supported by the housing, and a torsion spring. The patch applicator has a retaining portion (40) and a patch contacting portion (70), and the patch contacting portion is capable of moving along a substantially arcuate path between a first position and a second position. The torsion spring is capable of biasing the patch applicator relative to the housing.
author list (cited authors)
Frederickson, F. L., & Johnson, M. D.