Since the start of the contagious Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers and scientists has doubled their efforts to create patches which deliver life-saving drugs painlessly to the skin, a discovery that could revolutionize medicine.
This new technique will help to save children's tears at doctors' clinics and will help the people who have a phobia of syringes or needles.
Apart from this, skin patches could help with ghe distribution efforts as it don't have cold-chain requirements which might even heighten vaccine efficiency.
A new research study published in the journal Science Advances which has showed promising results of the skin patches.
David Muller, a virologist at the University of Queensland and co-author of the paper, told AFP that the Australia and United States research team used skin patches measuring one sq cm that were dotted with over 5,000 microscopic spikes, "so tiny you can't actually see them."
David Muller said that these tips on the patches have been coated with an experimental vaccine, and the skin patch is clicked on with an applicator which resembles a hockey puck and added that "It's like you get a good flick on the skin."
The study researchers used a "subunit" vaccines that reproduces the spikes that dot the surface of the Covid-19 infection.
Mice were injected either through the skin patch over the course of two minutes, or with a syringe.
The immune systems of those mice who got the skin patch has produced a higher levels of neutralizing antibodies after two doses of vaccine including in their lungs, which is key area to stop Covid-19 infection and the patches outperformed syringes.
The patches used in the research study was published on Friday was made by Australian company Vaxxas, while the human trials are planned from April, 2022.