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Painless skin patch collects fluid for diagnostic testing

June 7, 2019

Although blood contains a wealth of potential biomarkers of disease, it can be challenging to obtain and analyze.…
Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch

January 16, 2019

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly…
Discreet contraception for world’s poorest countries

January 15, 2019

Innovative microneedle technology is being developed as an effective, pain-free and discreet method of delivering contraception across the…
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Philip Miller examines a microneedle device. The new device design uses an array of needles and can extract 20 microliters of interstitial fluid, compared to the two microliters that the previous version of the device achieved. (Photo by Randy Montoya/Sandia)
Sandia microneedles technique may mean quicker diagnoses of major illnesses

January 3, 2019

When people are in the early stages of an undiagnosed disease, immediate tests that lead to treatment are…
Researchers look to expand use of micropatches to improve health care locally, globally

December 4, 2018

Viewed from a few feet away, the microneedle patch in Nicole Brogden’s palm doesn’t look like a needle…
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