Nanopatch is 100 times better than needle and syringe

New research, led by Professor Mark Kendall, from UQ�s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, demonstrates that a vaccine delivered by a Nanopatch� induces a similarly protective immune response as a vaccine delivered by needle and syringe, but uses 100 times less vaccine.

This discovery has implications for many vaccination programs in both industrialised and developing nations, which must overcome issues with vaccine shortages and distribution.

Being both painless and needle-free, the nanopatch offers hope for those with needle phobia, as well as improving the vaccination experience for young children. Because the Nanopatch requires neither a trained practitioner to administer it nor refrigeration, it has enormous potential cheaply deliver vaccines in developing nations,� he said.

via Less is more! Nanopatch is 100 times better than needle and syringe – UQ News Online – The University of Queensland.

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