Humane: Do Some Good
No More Shots
It only took 160 years, but finally someone has come up with a better way to administer life-saving vaccines - no more needles!
While listening to the BBC the other night, I heard a story about vaccines and all the new research that’s going on. I wanted to find out more, so the next morning, I did a little research of my own and came upon a fascinating T.E.D. talk by Mark Kendall, a biomedical engineer in Australia who has come up with an alternative to using needles and syringes for immunization which was an idea developed 160 years ago. Mark Kendall thought that it's about time we thought of something better than needles. He and his team of scientists have developed a nanopatch which can deliver vaccines more efficiently, cost-effective, pain-free, and there is no need for refrigeration during transport because the medium is dry. What a great idea! The development is still in its early stages, so don’t expect your family doctor to have nanopatches any time soon, but thankfully, they’re on their way.
Here is the link to the T.E.D. talk by Mark Kendall
Here is a link to an article in Reuters with more on the story