Medherant, a company spun off from research efforts undertaken at the University of Warwick in the UK, is going to introduce an Ibuprofen patch that is capable of restricting the medication to the intended area of the body, while minimizing undesirable side effects.
The Ibuprofen patch is made from a special flexible adhesive designed by Bostik. The patch allows medication to leach out gradually and infiltrate the skin in a controlled manner. The Ibuprofen's effects are restricted to the desired part of the body without first going through the patient's bloodstream. Furthermore, the patch is designed to comfortably stick to the skin but not stick so hard that it leaves behind residue when you peel it off.
This Ibuprofen patch should instantly appeal to a large market of people with muscle and other pains who currently rely on pills that can cause side-effects and can be inefficient.