AdminPatch Pain-Free Hypodermic Alternative Does It With Millions Of Needles Instead

Nanobioscience's AdminPatch sounds like a pretty amazing way to deliver drugs into the body: it's got a metal surface covered in millions of tiny microneedles that puncture the skin. You may instantly think "Ouch!" but since these are so small and pierce the skin shallow enough to avoid pain receptors, the system is… »11/24/08 6:15am11/24/08 6:15am

Aespironics Drug Inhaler Should Fit in Wallet, Be Cheap, Effective

An Israeli company, Aespironics, is trying a new approach in re-designing an old faithful drug delivery system: the inhaler. They've teamed up with an expert in drug atomization and a wind turbine researcher, and have come up with a breath-activated, turbine-assisted design that should be slim, cheap and easy to… »8/05/08 7:15am8/05/08 7:15am

Medidome Syringe Aims for Veins with Kid-Friendly Design

We've brought you inventions that aim to replace the scary-looking hypodermic syringe before, but this new design reinvents the device in a kid-friendly package. Designed by Christopher Holden, a student at Northumbria University in the UK, MediDome combines drug and needle in a stick-on blister, designed for a single… »6/02/08 7:59am6/02/08 7:59am

Scientists Do Micro-Origami, Make Tiny Drug-Delivery Package

Researchers at USC's Information Sciences Institute produced this amazing pyramid, around 30 microns across, which may one day be used to deliver precise micro- or nano-doses of medication. The structures, dubbed "voxels" are made of silicon, cut into flats and then folded up and sealed to enclose tiny volumes of… »4/30/08 10:15am4/30/08 10:15am