New Medical Technology May Eliminate Need For Needles, Shots

July 12, 2012 12:00 AM
New Medical Technology May Eliminate Need For Needles, Shots

" CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Whether it’s a finger prick or a shot in the arm, none of us likes needles.

But new technology could soon take away that fear.

Pain-free options are closer to reality than ever before.

For people like Paul Ferreira, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 12, and has to draw blood up to 7 times a day, that’s great news.

“Granted technology has improved. There are smaller needles. But it is still a needle,” he said.

Soon all those needles could be a distant memory.

Seventh Sense Biosystems CEO Howard Weisman says a new device his company created aims to change the way we draw blood.

“Nobody has ever actually attempted to create a pain-free way of extracting blood,” Weisman said.

The device, called TAP, uses needles as thin as an eyelash "

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