Nanjing University alumnus develops weight loss patch
2017-09-18 16:43:00

The fat droplets of energy-storing fat (left) and energy-burning fat (right).

Studies on a weight loss patch published in the authoritative nanoscience journal, ACS Nano, postulates that losing weight just by sitting will become a reality.

The research result was co-developed by Gu Zhen, an alumnus of Nanjing University who is a professor at the University of North Carolina, and Qiang Li, who is a professor and Chinese scholar from the Columbia University in New York City.

Gu said that this weight loss patch can penetrate the epidermis, and the nanoparticles in the drug are slowly released into the deep tissue, and turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally.

These microneedles on the patch are very thin, so the user will not feel the pain. The length of the microneedle and drug dosage can be adjusted to achieve personalized treatment.

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