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India, Japan Researchers Develop Microneedle For Painless Injection

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese and Indian researchers say they have succeeded in mimicking the bite of a mosquito to develop a device that can extract blood or deliver an injection painlessly. Researchers from India's IIT Karagpur worked with colleagues from Japan's Tokai University to develop a microneedle that does the work of today's medical needle but relies on suction-based pressure similar to that used by mosquitoes instead of puncturing the skin. One of the IIT-KGP engineers working on the research said the microneedle could be a boon to diabetes patients who need frequent blood samples. (Click here for more
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