“Sugar Needles” could be delivery system for COVID-19 cure


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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh announced today they’re seeking approval by the FDA for a vaccine delivery system that could be used in the battle against COVID-19.

The system is a unique ‘Micro Needle Array’ designed to look like a band-aid laced with around 400 small needles inside.  Each needle is made of a sugar substance that would dissolve into the blood stream, allowing for the vaccine to be delivered.

So the needles themselves actually are made of the vaccine.

Each needle is said to be about the size of a human hair, but not long enough to reach the nerves, allowing for a painless experience.  These micro vaccines could be used in a variety of future vaccine delivery systems as well, replacing needles entirely. 

That’s now up to the FDA to decide.


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