Vaccinations Through Painless Patches
on 07 May 2015
Trypanophobics (people who are afraid of needles) are rejoicing thanks to a new way to receive vaccinations. Georgia Tech’s Mark Prusnitz has developed a band-aid-like patch that will employ 100 microneedles to painlessly administer vaccines. According to Prusnitz, the patches will be most effective in developing countries, where proper refrigeration and injection training is not widely available. The new technology is currently being developed for rubella and the measles and may reach human testing as early as 2017.