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Developing microscopic needles for clinical trials

Scientific title: Microneedle arrays to deliver antigen specific immunotherapy
Principal Investigator: Professor Colin Dayan
Institution: Cardiff University
Project duration: 01/10/2014 – 31/12/2019

Colin Dayan
Colin Dayan

Objective: Several JDRF projects are looking at training the immune system not to attack the body’s insulin-producing cells. Some of these involve injections. Professor Dayan and his team are developing a patch of very small needles (about 0.5 mm long – similar to a patch of velcro) that deliver the drug in the most effective way. This also means that the treatment wouldn’t require frequent, potentially painful, injections.

Categories: Cure, Prevent, Strategic Research Agreement, Immune Therapies

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Poster of Colin Dayan's project