Scrip is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


India, Japan Researchers Develop Microneedle For Painless Injection

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

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



Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts