Fluid mechanics of the microjets

A Microjet System for Intradermal Drug Delivery

from medGadget

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkley and in collaboration with California based StrataGent Life Sciences, developed a novel pulsed microject system engineered for protein drug delivery without any needle pain. Here’s an excerpt from UCSB:

The pulsed mircrojets engineered by the researchers combine high velocity (more than 100 meters per second) with very small jet diameters (between 50 and 100 micrometers), delivering only 2 to 15 nanoliters of liquid drug at a time. The research showed that the pulsed microjet system could be used to effectively deliver drugs for local and systemic applications without using needles.

Link @ UC Santa Barbara

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