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February 24, 2015

Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Polio Vaccination Using Microneedle Patch

NIBIB-funded researchers - developers of a novel microneedle patch immunization technology - have received funding to move the technology closer to use for worldwide polio vaccination. Mark Prausnitz and his team at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received $2.5 million in grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of the patch specifically for polio immunization, and for a Phase I clinical trial in humans. Read more at the Georgia Tech News Center.