Needle Free Injection Technology
The demand for novel drug delivery technologies is ever increasing. Drug delivery technologies can be classified as Oral, Parenteral, inhalation and transdermal. Needle-Free injection technology offers the very obvious benefit of reducing patient concern about the use of needle.
Drug delivery through oral route is the more convenient and versatile one. It is not possible to deliver some of the protein-based drugs through this method. For example, insulin, growth hormone, biologics can’t be delivered by this route.
The newly introduced technology which is in market for the last few years that acts as remedy for the patients like diabetics who need to take injection regularly and even for the infants is Needle free injection technology. This technology is emerging as a major sector within the drug delivery industry.
It works by forcing liquid medication at high speed through a tiny orifice that is held against the skin. This creates an ultra-fine stream of high pressure fluid that penetrates the skin without the use of needle. There are few professional grade injection systems also like Bijector 2000, Vitajet3, coolclick, Seroject, Iject etc.
Needle-free injections are being well supported by organizations like WHO and CDC (Centre for Disease Control). It became more feasible technology for injecting the protein-based drugs especially monoclonal antibodies (MABS).
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