Vaccines without Needles? Yes, please!

by Julianna LeMieux
The American Council on Science and Health, March 2, 2017

Read online at:
http://www.acsh.org/news/2017/03/02/vaccines-without-needles-yes-please-10939

A company in Boston, MA, wants to change the way that vaccines are administered, and Bill and Melinda Gates are lending them a hand to make it a reality. The technology developed by Vaxess is looking to change how vaccination is done by developing new technologies that remove the need for both needles and the cold chain. Their innovation is called the MIMIX sustained-release microneedle patch platform. The MIMIX is a patch that is placed on the skin for five minutes, with no need for needles. A depiction of the patch, from the website, is shown in the article.

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