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Tiny Sugar-Covered Bandaid Could Replace Needles For Vaccinations

Tiny Sugar-Covered Bandaid Could Replace Needles For Vaccinations
Innovation

Scientists at King's College London have developed a new way to administer vaccines, using a pain-free microneedle array.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 february 2013

Scientists at King’s College London have developed an injection-free vaccination that administers a dried live vaccine to the skin. The microneedle array is a small disc with lots of tiny needles made of sugar that dissolve when inserted into the skin, meaning less pain.

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