Hate jabs? Try these needle free jet injections from by MIT

Posted May 27, 2012 by Stuff Staff in News


Scared of needles? So are the geniuses over at MIT, which is why they came up with a high-pressure injection system that can shoot drugs straight into your body without piercing the skin. The best bit? Jet injectors, as their name suggests, deliver drugs at almost twice the speed of sound. Err, that sounds a bit worse then needles…

But this is really great news for nurses and doctors, that risk being stuck by potentially infected needles everyday. It’s also pretty sweet for anybody that faints at the sight of a needle (trypanophobics, fact fans). As well as injecting drugs, it can also remove fluids easily – potentially making blood donation a pain-free process.

It can even make powder medicines behave like liquids by vibrating at supersonic speed – so they can also be jet injected. Check out the video below (and the professor’s great moustache) for full details.

[via Engadget]

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