Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Oral Plaster Patch

Scientists at the University of Sheffield's School of Clinical Dentistry, in Great Britain, have developed a biodegradable, adhesive oral patch for the treatment of oral conditions. The flexible plaster patch uses special polymers allowing it to conform to moist surfaces and create a protective barrier. The patch can administer medication, such as steroids, to aide in the healing process. Learn more about the oral patch at The University of Sheffield.

oral plaster patch in a patient's mouth