The next big thing: Microneedles

A UBC professor is currently developing a painless needle which could change the way people are vaccinated in the future.

The idea is that the microneedle, a small metal plate, could be pressed up against the skin for injection, eliminating the painful sensation of a needle prick altogether.

“There’s evidence that some vaccines are more effective if you deliver them into the skin and that’s what we’re looking into,” said Boris Stoeber, a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering.

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