Invention could provide all the childhood vaccines in one jab
AN injection that could package the whole range of childhood vaccines in a single jab is on the way.
Scientists in the US are developing a new method of containing vaccines in microscopic sealed “coffee cups”. They are designed so that their lids degrade at specific times, allowing the contents to spill out.
The technology could lead to a whole collection of vaccines being incorporated into a single jab, including boosters that are released after a specific time period.
Lead scientist Professor Robert Langer, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said: “We are very excited. This could have a significant impact on patients everywhere, especially in the developing world.”