For those who dread injections, the patch could be the way to go very soon. National University of Singapore’s (NUS) scientists have created a microneedle patch to help administer treatments without the pain. Each of these adhesive patches contain lots of very tiny needles filled with the treatment drug. Although not as fast as the needle, the microneedle patch would deliver the treatment in about 5 minutes. Compared to the 45 minutes normally taken by traditional patches, this is a drastic improvement indeed. In fact, tests have shown that the microneedle patch actually penetrated deeper into the skin as compared to normal patches. The team plans to conduct further clinical trials that would pave the way for this unique technology to be used for painkillers, and even baby vaccinations. For more information, please refer to the press release here.