IISc Bangalore Scientists Designed Drug Delivery Device

Drug Delivery Device Designed by IISc
The scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have designed a pen shaped, needleless drug delivery device, that uses supersonic shock waves for the painless delivery of medicines into the body.


This new method has developed based on the collaborative work between the Laboratory for Hypersonic and Shock waves, Department of Aerospace Engineering, and the Microbiology and Cell Biology Department of the Indian Institute of Science.

Using the new technique, typhoid vaccines have successfully delivered into mice in the laboratory. The depth of penetration of drug below the skin is highly small the animals during vaccine delivery do not experience a great deal of pain.

The animal trails have shown that by using this method, a lesser quantity of vaccines is sufficient to provide resistance to animals against infection when compared to conventional methods.

The new system has multiple advantages such as being painless, easily portable, completely disposable, safe and truly economical.

About IISc:

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was conceived as a research Institute´ or ´University of Research´ by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the final years of the 19th century. A long period of almost thirteen years was to elapse from the initial conception in 1896 to the birth of the institute on May 27, 1909.

The Institute occupies nearly 400 acres of prime land in Bangalore, generously donated by the Maharaja of Mysore in March 1907. Indeed, the contribution from the princely state of Mysore was the decisive element in determining the location of J.N. Tata's proposed institution. Remarkably, in a gesture unmatched in the annals of private philanthropy in India, Tata did not wish his name to be associated with the Institute.

The Institute completed a century of existence in 2009. It has embarked on a new phase of expansion and renewal. To live and work at the Institute is a special privilege. The Faculty, Staff and Students of the Institute can be rightly proud of its past and optimistic about its future.

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