If you’re someone who hates injections, you’ll like the next generation of vaccine delivery devices because they don’t look anything like needles and, apparently, they don’t hurt a bit. Take the Nanopatch, being developed by an Australian company called Vaxxas. Instead of a single spike, it’s covered in tens of thousands of tiny drug-laced pins. It’s designed to be pressed against the skin and barely make it through the surface.
An Australian company is developing a piece of nanotechnology, which could see the end of the painful vaccination jab. The next-generation vaccine delivery system, created by Vaxxas, is called the Nanopatch and is the size of an adult thumbnail. It uses thousands of vaccine-coated pins that perforate into the skin. “The Nanopatch is simply a much, much better way to deliver vaccine. It has the potential to be more efficient and more effective immunologically, while also being better for vaccine producers, better for health-workers, and better for patients,” Vaxxas CEO David Hoey told Mashable.