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Microneedle Patch Provides Painless Test for Tuberculosis, University of Washington Study


8/27/2013 7:17:05 AM

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US scientists have developed a disposable patch that tests for tuberculosis as a simpler, more reliable and painless alternative to the traditional injection. The patch, created at the University of Washington, contains microneedles that penetrate the skin on the arm to administer a reactant that causes a bump to form if the infection is present.

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