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Measles Vaccine in a Painless Patch, Georgia Tech and Emory University Study



12/7/2012 7:47:37 AM

A new microneedle patch could offer an easier way to deliver a vaccine for measles, a disease that killed nearly 140,000 children in 2010. Researchers who developed the technique to dry and stabilize the measles vaccine—which depends on a live attenuated virus—say it is effective for at least 30 days after being placed onto the microneedles.

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