Needle-coated drug delivery capsule 'could replace injections'

October 2, 2014 11:55 AM

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Needle-coated drug delivery capsule 'could replace injections'

A novel type of drug capsule has been developed by scientists in the US that has the potential to offer greater efficacy and convenience than injections.

Created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, the new pill is coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed.

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