New Patch May Replace Medical Injections (Associated Press)
- Those who dread hypodermic needles may someday be able to apply their medicine on their skin instead, a couple of researchers believe.
Two University of Toronto chemists, Dr. Geoffrey Ozin and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kai Landskron, announced recently they had created an unusual material using man-made molecules called dendrimers. They believe it can store drugs, and, when spread on the skin as a film, allow them to dissipate into a patient's bloodstream like a new type of patch.
However, the material is far from being on the market and must still undergo a lot more testing before researchers know whether it's safe or effective for humans. More here
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