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Scientists have developed a system of injections without the pain

March 20 2007
17:00

Scientists have developed a new system for subcutaneous injection, replacing the conventional syringe. This device works without needles, leaves no visible damage to the skin and causes no symptoms.

Currently, syringes with needles are the primary means for injection of drugs - each year in the world for this purpose is the order of 12 billion shots. Alternative systems, injection drugs thin powerful jets were invented more than 50 years ago. However, they are also not very effective - because of the emerging sense of pain. The reason is that the drug with such injections penetrate deeply into the skin, stimulating pain receptors.

The new syringe is also created for the introduction of drugs with mikrostruy, but he denied this shortcoming. Developers offer to make the jet velocity was quite high - more than 100 meters per second.

Experiments conducted on laboratory rats, in human samples showed significant efficacy of the invention with the introduction of insulin. Nevertheless, the prospects of introducing new devices in medical practice has not been revealed. Tells the membrane.

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