Vaccine Patch Needs no Needles

Vaccine Patch Needs no Needles
A flu vaccine patch inspired by eczema temporarily alters the skin’s permeability to allow medication to slip in without needles.

Developed by a team from the University of Rochester Medical Center, the needle-free patch relies on a synthetic protein that binds with the body’s natural claudin-1, increasing permeability. While in cases of eczema, this can allow allergens to enter, the more controlled environment of the patch ensures that only the flu medication moves through the skin. The permeability is temporary, and the patches can be loaded with dried vaccine (eliminating the need for refrigeration) and safely disposed of.

Vaccine Patch Needs no Needles

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