New Painless Method Of Vaccinating Perfected In Japan
March 4, 2010
Professor Kanji Takada of Kyoto Pharmaceutical University has developed a method of administering vaccines with a ‘chip’ that contains 300 microneedles.
These needles enter 0.5 millimeters of skin before dissolving, and releasing the drug.
This is shallow enough that the dermis is not broken.
“The patch can be used to deliver any type of vaccine and people are not frightened of having the injection because they feel nothing at all,” Takada explained.
This is the first successful creation of dissolving microneedles, which will not melt at certain temperatures.
It has taken a full six years to perfect, and will likely generate interest all over the world.