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Our Research & IPs

NUSMETICS has been empowered by strong research background and IP portfolios. We believe innovation & excellence are the key to our success.

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Microneedle patch

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Magic Patch


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  1. A Microneedle Device (PCT/SG20 18/050096)

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  1. Duc-Viet Nguyen, Shengwei Jiang, Chengyong He, Zhongning Lin*, Naibo Lin, Anh-Tuan Nguyen, Lifeng Kang, Ming-Yong Han, and Xiang Yang Liu*, Elevating Biomedical Performance of ZnO/SiO2@Amorphous Calcium Phosphate - Bioinspiration Making Possible the Impossible, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 6921–6929.

  2. Duc-Viet Nguyen, Fang Li, Hairui Li, Bin Sheng Wong, Chang Yee Low, Xiang-Yang Liu, Lifeng Kang, Drug permeation through skin is inversely correlated with carrier gel rigidity, Mol. Pharmaceutics 2015, 12, 444−452.

  3. Sara Faraji Dana, Duc-Viet Nguyen, Jaspreet Singh Kochhar, Xiang-Yang Liu and Lifeng Kang, UVcurable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Films: Effects of Biocompatible Plasticizers on Mechanical and Adhesion Properties, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 6270–6281.

  4. Thang Duc Vu, Min Zin Oo, Duc-Viet Nguyen, Ocampo Ervin Marquez, Cheyyatraivendran Arularasu Su, Ti Lian Kah, Theodoros Kofidis, Transapical Cardioscopic Mitral Annuloplasty: A Short-term Survival Study in a Porcine Model, Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 1;26(1):131-138. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivx282. 

  5. Thang Duc Vu, Duc-Viet Nguyen, Min Zin Oo, Mohamed Alaa, Ervin Marquez Ocampo, Suganya Cheyyatraivendran Arularasu, Phyo Wai Win, Nurdiyana Ja’afar, Goh Si-Guim, Patsy Ong, Lian Kah Ti, Arthur Mark Richards, Theo Kofidis, On-pump transapical cardioscopic mitral valve replacement with cardiac arrest: short-term results in a porcine survival model, Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 27 (2018) 437–445.

  6. Lim S.H., Kathuria H., Tan J.J.Y., Kang L. 3D Printed Drug Delivery & Testing Systems --- A Passing Fad or the Future?. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. July 132:139-168. doi:10.1016/j.addr.2018.05.006 Pubmed-29778901

  7. Kathuria H., Kochhar J.S., Kang L. Micro and Nano Needles for Drug Delivery and Biosensing. Ther Deliv. 2018 Jul;9(7):489-492. doi: 10.4155/tde-2018-0012. Pubmed-29943686

  8. Kathuria H., Hairui L., Jing P., Kochhar J.S., Lim Seng Han, Lifeng K.. Fabrication and Assessment of Big Polymeric Microneedle Patch for Fast and Sustained Delivery of Lidocaine. Pharmaceutical Research. 33(1): 2653–2667. doi:10.1007/s11095-016-1991-4 Pubmed-27401408

  9. Sun Y, Ruan X, Li H, Kathuria H, Du G, Kang L. Fabrication of non-dissolving analgesic suppositories using 3D printed moulds. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 513(1-2): 717–724. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.09.073. Pubmed-27686053

  10. Kathuria H, Fong MH, Kang L. Fabrication of photomasks consisting microlenses for the production of polymeric microneedle array. Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Aug 2015; 5(4):438-50. doi: 10.1007/s13346-015-0245-z. Pubmed-26208649

  11. Kathuria, H., Kochhar, J. S., Fong, M. H. M., Hashimoto, M., Iliescu, C., Yu, H., et al. Polymeric Microneedle Array Fabrication by Photolithography. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (105), e52914, doi: 10.3791/52914. Pubmed-26650548

  12. Ravi PR, Aditya N, Kathuria H, Malekar S, Vats R. Lipid Nanoparticles for Oral Delivery of Raloxifene: Optimization, Stability, In vivo Evaluation and Uptake Mechanism. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 87(1):114-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2013.12.015. Pubmed-24378615

  13. Kumar P, Singh SK, Handa V, Kathuria H. Oleic Acid Nanovesicles of Minoxidil for Enhanced Follicular Delivery. Medicines (Basel). 2018 Sep; 5(3): 103. doi: 10.3390/medicines5030103. Pubmed-PMC6165169 

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