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Date: 06/02/12 12:06 PM

18 Responses to Star Trek Tech – Drug Injection Without Needles

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Link: Star Trek Tech - Drug Injection Without Needles - Dr. McCoy`s ``HypoSpray`` has been invented. I can`t wait for the transporter! Story in credits.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    nasa biocapsule

    kind of related
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    This would stop HIV from spreading between junkies.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    so i can inject my cocaine directly up my nose!!! sweet!
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    supermoo9999 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    They already invented this - in 1960. Jet injector
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    This is taking the jet injector to the next level though. It`s like going from a Model A Ford to a Shelby Cobra.

    As far as the transporter goes, that will take an understanding of physics and a level of technology that we probably won`t see in our lifetime.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1547 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    the transporter? I want a holodeck!
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    Interesting. Interesting. And how much less does this cost than a syringe?
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    calw Female 18-29
    27 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    I have been using this type of thing for about a year now, I have a migraine med called "Sumavel Dosepro" that uses air pressure to send the medicine into my skin. It goes into my stomach, hurts like hell, leaves a welt/bruise, and costs an arm and a leg....but it is the only thing that gets rid of my migraines in one shot :) Without insurance though, it can run $1200.00 for four "shots"
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14455 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    I vaguely remember a drug delivery tech very like this one. They pulled in like a hundred million in funding then had trouble getting independent labs to prove they could deliver the exact dosage. That`s a biiiiiig problem, as doctors don`t prescribe drugs in random quantities.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    It still looks like it would hurt like a bastard.
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    casaledana Male 60-69
    82 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    I went in to the coast gaurd 35 years ago and they used air injection for shots then this is not new, maybe better but not new
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    June 3, 2012 at 1:13 am
    100 Megapascal =1000 bar (=15000 psi)
    This is a typical pressure used for waterjet cutting, so it will definitely work.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2012 at 1:48 am
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    June 3, 2012 at 4:31 am
    @Ilikelogic 1MPa is also standard atmospheric pressure (1atm), if you`re interested.

    As for the video, these have been around for ages. I guess that they haven`t been used much because they`re expensive, but that`s just conjecture.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2012 at 5:04 am
    What is up with all the 2-star reviews? Does I-A-B`s academic capacity really suffer so greatly? Attention spans waning in the absence of a flashy intro and sexy nurse poised for delivery? Does her device not pulsate with the intensity required to stimulate an involuntary response of the erogenous nature? Hmm? Hmm?? HMMMM????
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    razbitom Male 40-49
    900 posts
    June 3, 2012 at 6:16 am
    been around for decades.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2498 posts
    June 3, 2012 at 7:03 am
    How is this new or interesting. They`ve been using needle-less injectors such as this for at least 30 to 40 years.

    And it`s not the penetration of the skin that hurts, but the penetration of the muscle tissue. A mosquito`s thingie doesn`t penetrate that far.

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