Quick Byte: Needle-free injections


A start-up operating out of MIT in Cambridge, Mass., called Portal Instruments has developed a needleless injection system.

The device, called PRIME, delivers medication into the bloodstream in a high-pressure stream that travels at Mach 0.7 – the speed of a jet. The makers signed a commercial deal in December 2017, and the device is expected to be available soon.


1. Kerrigan S. The 16 Most Remarkable Healthcare Innovations, Events, and Discoveries of 2018 For World Health Day. April 7, 2018. Accessed June 4, 2018.

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