" 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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