Jet-injected drugs may mean the end of needles

Date:20 September 2012 Tags:, , ,

Scientists have developed a way to inject drugs directly through skin by blasting them in a narrow, powerful jet of fluid.

Engineers at MIT have created an injector that uses a strong magnetic field to propel fluid through an opening the size of a mosquito’s proboscis. The key advance is that doctors can adjust the electric current that creates the field to produce exactly the force needed to inject drugs to different depths in different parts of the body. Watch this video to find out more about MIT’s jet-injector…


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