is a nearly painless, rapid, needle-free method of drug administration.
There are other advantages of MIT's jet injector
over needles: For instance, doctors would be able to control the speed of the injection throughout the duration of the delivery, so it can be quickened or slowed depending on the drug and the patient.
Commercially available jet injectors
C* provide limited control, which limits their applications to certain drugs or patient populations," Mitragotri says.
And jet injectors
, devices that use significant pressure rather than a needle to send insulin through the body, have also grown in popularity.
Insulin jet injectors
send a fine spray of insulin through the skin by a high-pressure air mechanism instead of needles.
According to information contained in a buyers' guide published by the Canadian Diabetes Association, current choices for insulin delivery include syringes, pens, pumps and jet injectors
A typical line includes web forming, water jet injectors
, dewatering, patterning, drying and winding.
dominated the technology segment with a market share of over 30.
Needle-free drug delivery systems include jet injectors
, microneedles, nanopatches, and vaccine implants.
Recent innovations such as insulin jet injectors
and continuous glucose monitoring systems also will find a steady growth market as the middle class in many of Asia's developing countries continues to expand.