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NanoPass needles

NanoPass Technologies is working to develop its "proprietary intradermal drug delivery technology," which supposedly deliver injections without the painful side effects by actually not reaching the nerve endings of the skin. Based on MicroPyramids, which are manufactured by MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), the pure silicone crystals are used in extremely diminutive microneedles for intradermal injections, and the tip of the device measures less than one-micrometer in diameter. The company touts its pain-free technology as a breakthrough that is "non-intimitdating," which should reduce the likelihood of fainting youngsters when dealing with needles, and is even said to be easier to administer.

Source: medgadget.comAdded: 22 March 2007