- Posted February 13, 2014 by
More Needle Free Injections Will Soon Be Possible
An innovative French firm called Crossject has announced plans to sell shares to the general public. The company has developed technologies that enable medications to be injected into the skin without a needle.
It is estimated that around 15% of the general public has a fear of needles and there are many types of medication that are not well suited to being swallowed. On top of this, no new drug is being produced which has enabled the usual clinical trials to be much shorter than the norm in the medical field.
The device is called Zeneo. A thruster projects the drug in gas form against the skin with enough energy to enable subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular injections. Importantly, Zeneo allows the patient to self-inject as there is no pain and no need to be apprehensive.
The company has received venture capital support in the past and used the Eureka framework to help it attract government R&D support in France and Austria.
The device obviously has wide applications and the firm has plans to develop much wider use after its capital raising so that more surgeries, hospitals, individuals and humanitarian work can be use the technology.