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Flu Vaccine Patch In Development

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | JAMA

A dime-sized adhesive patch loaded with dissolving microneedles could one day be a cheaper, more practical alternative to the traditional flu shot. The microneedle patch features 100 tiny needles that release vaccine as they dissolve in the skin over the course of a few minutes. A team led by Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD, at the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering designed the patch.

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