Painless 'Microneedle' Patch May Take Sting Out Of Shots

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

Scientists report the design of a painless patch that may someday render hypodermic needles -- as well as annual flu shots -- a thing of the past. Lined with tiny "microneedles," these patches could make treatment of diabetes and a wide range of other diseases safer, more effective and less painful. Used as tiny hypodermic needles, they could improve treatment of macular degeneration and other diseases of the eye.

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