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The Flu Patch by Georgia Tech Makes the Experience Less Painful

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: news.gatech.edu and dvice
The Flu Patch is the latest alternative to the common needle. The cold and flu season may have passed, even though winter seems set on overstaying its welcome, many adults will find the Flu Patch a promising development to look forward to next year. In place of one long needle, it is comprised of 50 microneedles that are only about the width of a hair. Since the needles are so tiny, they are virtually painless.

Created by Georgia Tech researchers, the Flu Patch not only appeals to people's aversion to pain, but also to smarter cost-effective initiatives. It is easier to apply, which suggests that it might be able to be done by the patients themselves.