Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Could flu vaccines come in the form of microneedles?

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are studying the effectiveness of giving the flu vaccine in the form of a patch via microneedles. Two problems that are solved when giving vaccines via patches are patients fear of needles and the disposal needles post-injection.

Mark R. Prausnitz, leader of the project at Georgia Tech, commented, "The goal has been a means to administer the vaccine that is patient friendly.....not only not hurting or looking scary, but that patients could self-administer."

Read the full article here. Do you think there will be higher compliance to vaccines and injections if patients are given an easier way to receive the injection?

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