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IISc designs needless drug delivery device

Posted: 09 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:drug delivery device  supersonic shock waves 

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have designed a pen-shaped needleless drug delivery device that promises pain free delivery of medicines into the body.

The device uses supersonic shock waves for the delivery of medicines.

"This new method has been developed through collaborative work between the institute's laboratory for hypersonic and shock waves of the department of aerospace engineering, and the microbiology and cell biology department," said HRD minister Shashi Tharoor.

Using the new technique, typhoid vaccines have been successfully delivered into mice in the laboratory.

"The new system has multiple advantages such as being painless, easily portable, completely disposable, safe and very economical," he added.

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