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Indian Institute of Science develops painless drug delivery device

Last Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 21:56

New Delhi: Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science has developed a pen-shaped needleless drug delivery device that promises to be pain free and economical.

The device uses supersonic shock waves for painless delivery of medicines into the body, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor today informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The new system has multiple advantages such as being painless, easily portable, completely disposable, safe and very economical, he said.

Using the new technique, typhoid vaccines have been successfully delivered into mice in the laboratory.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 21:56

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