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GA Tech researchers create painless vaccine

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 ATLANTA -- Imagine a vaccine that causes no pain, requires no refrigeration and can be easily disposed once given.

It's not too far in the future. Researchers at Georgia Tech and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are developing a device that will do just that. They created a patch of needles smaller than the height of a credit card, with the hope it will be able to deliver life-saving vaccines for illnesses like measles.

"We first got started with the general idea 20 years ago," Georgia Tech chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Mark Prausnitz said. "We have scaled down the idea of a needle and made it very small, made it microscopic small, less than a millimeter in length."

Think of it as a syringe and needle condensed into a Band-Aid. When it is applied and removed, it leaves behind a vaccine.


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