Encapsulated Microneedles May Make Skin Injections Obsolete

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Encapsulated Microneedles May Make Skin Injections Obsolete

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10/07/14 The Partnership in Drug Delivery Conference (PODD) will be held next week on Boston, MA. Donna Bibber from Micro Engineering Solutions (MES) will be attending. She will be networking with companies and meeting new businesses to inform them of how MES can help with their micro projects as well as look for partners for the DoseOne single dose powder inhaler device.

PODD is a great place for drug delivery and pharmaceutical companies to gather to discuss innovative ideas. PODD just blogged a great article about a drug delivery capsule that may replace todays needle injections. Researchers at MIT and Mass General Hospital have developed a pill coated with microneedles that would deliver drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract.

The researchers tested this capsule using insulin and found that it delivered the insulin more efficiently than the current injection under the skin method that we use today. It was also found that the needles did not harm the lining of the digestive tract while it passed through the animals system. This could change the future of how vaccines and cancer treatments are delivered. Further research is currently being done on this capsule to see what else it can be used for and to minimize safety risks.

This is the type of exciting cutting edge technology that will be discussed at the PODD next week. It is an event that shouldn’t be missed if you are in the drug delivery or pharmaceutical fields.

PODD will be held at the Renaissance Boston Harbor Hotel 606 Congress St in Boston from October 14-15, 2014.

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