Newer Technology Could Surpass Vaccines in Eradicating Polio

April 12, 2015 2:00 PM

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Several vaccination programs are being conducted all over the world in the attempt to completely eradicate polio, but without full success. However, a new technology could change all of that- a simple microneedle patch, when applied to the skin, could help eradicate polio completely in the new few years.

Probably the biggest challenge today that comes in the way of eradicating polio is the operational logistics of getting the vaccines to the people who actually need it, particularly in regions affected by poverty and violence.

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