The new way to vaccinate the world in one single shape

The uPATCH ONE is our single-use microneedle applicator

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Developed according to the Medical Device Regulations
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Our single-use microneedle applicator

The uPATCH ONE is a microneedle applicator intended for one-time use, which enables you to apply a microneedle patch to your skin with ease. The uPATCH patented Technology ensures the right application every time by regulating the pressing force. The uPATCH ONE can be used for one-time drug deliveries such as vaccinations. We believe that it is possible to tackle pandemics like COVID-19, by sending the uPATCH ONE to everyone by mail. This way we can vaccinate ourselves within a couple of days. 

The benefits of the uPATCH ONE applicator

Single-use


The uPATCH ONE is a disposable microneedle applicator that enables you to apply a microneedle patch to your skin with ease

Guaranteed Pressing Force

The uPATCH ONE produces an audible click when the patch is being applied with a predetermined pressing force

Stretches Skin


The skin is gently stretched to ensure the best penetration possible every time

Responsible Design

All functionalities of the ONE are incorporated in one single shape to ensure low costs and as little impact on the environment as possible

Jos Oberdorf, Partner at NPK Design and Professor Product Architecture Design at TU Delft

How to use

Healthcare should be safe, reliable and most of all, available for everyone on earth! This video shows how you can use the uPATCH ONE to apply a microneedle patch to yourself with ease. It shows how it makes it possible for one-time drug deliveries to be used by everyone without the need for professionals.

Why choose the uPATCH ONE?

Universal

The uPATCH ONE uses the universal uPATCH microneedle patch to apply microneedles to the skin. Many types and sizes of microneedle arrays can be placed on the uPATCH Patch. The ONE can therefore be used to apply almost any type of microneedle there is.

Single-Use

The uPATCH ONE is a disposable applicator that enables users to apply microneedles to themselves easily. This microneedle applicator can therefore be used for one-time drug administrations.  After application, the uPATCH ONE releases the microneedle patch from its grip and the applicator can be disposed of.  

Guaranteed Pressingforce

When the uPATCH ONE has reached its required pressing force, the microneedle applicator produces an intuitive and audible clicking sound. In addition to reassuring the user that the application is finished successfully, the click ensures that the microneedles have been applied with a guaranteed minimal pressing force. 

Stretches Skin

When the uPATCH ONE is pushed onto the skin, the legs gently stretch it. In this same pushing motion, the microneedles are pressed against the pre-stretched skin. After application, the uPATCH Patch keeps the skin in this stretched position for as long as the medication requires it to be. 

Responsible Design

All the functionalities of the uPATCH ONE are incorporated into one single shape. The microneedle applicator uses the least amount of material needed for effective microneedle penetration. This ensures low costs and as little impact on the environment as possible. 

FAQ about the ONE

Do you need medical professionals to apply microneedles using the uPATCH ONE?

The uPATCH ONE is a microneedle applicator that is designed for end-users. You can apply the uPATCH ONE yourself without the need for medical professionals. 

What kind of microneedle technologies can be applied using the uPATCH ONE?

The uPATCH ONE uses a universal microneedle patch to apply microneedles to the skin. Practically all types and sizes of microneedle arrays can be accommodated on the uPATCH Patch.

Is the uPATCH ONE designed according to safety regulations?

The uPATCH ONE is designed according to the standards of the (MDR) Medical Device Regulations. During the development process, we focus greatly on documenting the process. Because our product lines can be combined with other technologies, we take great care of working together and sharing documentation during development in order to make an efficient certification process for clients.

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