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Have YOU heard about Microneedles?

A fear of needles may soon be a thing of the past, as a team at the University of Texas at Dallas has come up with a painless alternative to conventional syringes.
With the new method, drugs would still be injected into the body, but using a microneedle that patients can’t even feel. The needle is so thin that it would break off under the skin dissolving as it releases the intended substance over time. Although the system wouldn’t work for every kind of medication, ultra thin needles are able to deliver a variety of drugs, provided they are made of small molecules.
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Not these, no.
They sound like they'll work well for some drugs but not others.
Nevertheless, they're a nice improvement.
I'm sure they can't be used for intravenous injections.

Yet another productive use of 3D printers.

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