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Needleless or noninvasive delivery technology

Datey, A and Gopalan, J and Chakravortty, D (2021) Needleless or noninvasive delivery technology. [Book Chapter]

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Injections of drugs or vaccines have become an indispensable part of living systems. Introduction to injections begins from the vaccination regimen at the neonatal stage and continues throughout the life span of an individual. Conventionally, injections are administered using hypodermic needles and syringes. These usually inject the liquid in the muscle, thus making intramuscular injections the most common form of administration. Although hypodermic syringes have been a clinician’s tool in global vaccination efforts, they also have a set of undesirable characteristics. Pathogen transmission in case of HIV and HBV is one of the deadliest disadvantages of the needle-based injection system. Generation of plastic wastes in clinics, needlestick injury, and most importantly, pain associated with needle-based injections are a few more reasons of concern. In light of these issues, developing needle-free injection systems has excited researchers across the globe since the 1950s. Significant advancement has been reported in this field and various needle-free injection systems have been developed and are in clinical practice. This article briefly describes the history of needle-free injection systems and provides a detailed account of a few well-known methods of needle-less injections available.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Methods in Molecular Biology
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Humana Press Inc.
Keywords: Injections; Microinjections; Nanoparticle; Needle-free; Vaccine
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 15 May 2023 07:01
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 07:01
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81430

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