This Won't Hurt a Bit; Researchers Are Developing Painless Alternatives to Needles
September 7, 2010
U.S. researchers are working on developing new technologies that allow patients to receive injectable medicines without needle sticks -- reducing the chance of spreading blood-borne diseases like HIV or hepatitis C and eliminating the need for doctors and nurses to administer the treatments.
Mark Prausnitz, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech, said the goal is to conduct human clinical trials within the next few years and obtain FDA approval within about five years.
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
08.24.2010; Diane Suchetka
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