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Skin patch to end injections?

19th September 2007

Scientists have developed a way for patients with diabetes to receive medication via a skin patch instead of having to inject themselves with drugs.

Researchers have created a patch that contains dozens of tiny syringes that do not reach the skin’s pain receptors and help avoid the discomfort associated with hypodermic needles. The technology is based on that used in inkjet printer cartridges, which use tiny nozzles to spray ink onto a sheet of paper, and also includes a microchip that regulates the amount of medicine released from tiny reservoirs into the needles.


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Article Information

Title: Skin patch to end injections?
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4129
Date Added: 19th Sep 2007


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