Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.
Scientists at the University of Washington say their approach would be more precise and less painful than the traditional skin test that uses a hypodermic needle.
Researchers at Purdue University develop a pump that, activated by body temperature alone, could push large-molecule drugs through painless microneedles.
A patch comprising hundreds of microscopic needles could allow laypeople to self-administer vaccines and then simply watch the patch dissolve, according to researchers at Georgia Tech.
Researchers develop a microneedle array that could analyze your body chemistry in real time.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a painless patch of "microneedles" that could replace hypodermic needles and even annual flu shots.