By Jimmy Rogers
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
It seems that there is a really neat technology out there that could make vaccination a whole lot easier. Designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with needle injections, FluGen‘s novel immunization patch delivers the medication just below the skin in a convenient, one-time-use dispenser.
This reminds me of the “hypospray” devices seen in the Star Trek series. Unlike the nanomolecule spray gun on TV, this new delivery method works more conventionally, embedding micro needles that you can barely feel into the upper layer of your skin. The drug is then pushed out and the patch can be discarded. It is currently in the pre-clinical stage of research.