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Diary date: Microneedles 2014

The Steering Committee of the International Conference on Microneedles are pleased to announce that Microneedles 2014 will be held on May 20-22, 2014, and will be hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Local Chair will be Professor Audra Stinchcomb; interested supporters, delegates and sponsors and are asked to contact her at

The website for Microneedles 2014 is now available at

Microneedles 2012: Wrap-up

A total of 186 delegates from 26 countries attended Microneedles 2012: The 2nd International Conference on Microneedles to hear almost 80 technical contributions in a variety of presentation formats.

A well-attended short course on Sunday afternoon provided a good introduction to two days of oral and poster presentations, interspersed with a gala dinner and networking event at the Jameson Experience whiskey distillery.

Our congratulations to the winners of the Best Poster awards:

  • Thakur Singh et al. (Queen’s University Belfast, UK), “Characterization of pore forming hydrogels: application in transdermal delivery systems

  • Rosalind Chong et al. (Welsh School of Pharmacy at Cardiff University, Wales, UK), “Microneedle delivery of siRNA to skin: in vitro and in vivo proof of concept”

  • Mee-Ree Han et al. (Gachon University, Republic of Korea), “Dissolving microneedles containing minoxidil for treatment of alopecia”.

A technical report on the conference will be available in Volume 3, Issue 8 of Therapeutic Delivery journal.

In particular, many thanks once again to all of our sponsors and local organising staff, without whom the event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you at Microneedles 2014!


Microneedles 2012 is kindly sponsored by -

Science Foundation Ireland              Controlled Release Society

Dermaroller              Zosano Pharma Inovio Pharmaceuticals         

Failte Ireland

Cruinn Diagnostics              Adhesives Research


Microneedles 2012 is supported by -