Simple Dissolvable Patch Administers Vaccines

Simple Dissolvable Patch Administers Vaccines
Innovation

A new vaccine delivery method may prove to be a boon for developing nations.

Naresh Kumar
  • 20 july 2010

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have created a dissolvable patch that can deliver vaccine into the skin painlessly. Each patch consists of microscopic needles made from a special blend of vinyl pyrrolidone and freeze-dried vaccine and simply has to be pressed against the skin which causes the microneedles to dissolve in the body’s fluids.

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