Mrs Petrov - Set lasers to jab.
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Sun May 9 03:18:23 PDT 1999
Also in this rag,news that Mrs Petrov may have been more valuable than her
husband as she was a cipher clerk with access to VENONA.
Jabs by laser free of pain
By JEN KELLY, medical reporter
A MELBOURNE firm has won worldwide patents for a laser device that could
end the need for painful injections.
The tiny pain-free laser allows drugs to seep through the skin into the
body in minutes without a needle. It means childhood vaccines now injected
could be given painlessly with an adhesive strip similar to a nicotine
patch in a few years.
Biotech company Norwood Abbey believes its device will revolutionise drug
The hand-held laser will initially be used to administer anaesthetics, but
the company hopes to use it for vaccines and painkillers next. The laser
removes the top layer of skin so any drug applied immediately afterwards by
cream or patch penetrates the skin swiftly.
Norwood Abbey marketing director Bernie Romanin said the US drug agency was
expected to approve the laser's use with a specific anaesthetic by the end
of the year.
Applying anaesthetic to the skin usually takes an hour to work but after
using the new laser then applying the anaesthetic cream, the skin is numb
within five minutes.
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