Transdermal patches or transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS) are drug delivery systems that are applied directly to the skin. The active substance is absorbed by the skin and is distributed through the body transdermally via the bloodstream. This unique mode of administration has improved the simplicity of treatment for patients for almost 30 years.
The wide range of TTS technologies from LTS make it easy to ensure the correct dose for any active substance. The drug molecule should not exceed a certain size (approximately 500g/mol) so that it can penetrate the skin effectively.
To date, there are 20 active substances known to fulfil this requirement. LTS processes twelve of these for its various partners in the pharmaceuticals industry. Experts have predicted that there are at least 30 other active substances that could be suited to transdermal delivery.
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