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Measles vaccine in a painless patch


A new microneedle patch could offer an easier way to deliver a vaccine for measles, a disease that killed nearly 140,000 children in 2010.

“We showed in this study that measles vaccine delivered using a microneedle patch produced an immune response that is indistinguishable from the response produced when the vaccine is delivered subcutaneously,” says Chris Edens, the study’s first author and a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.

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