Needle-free Injection technology has evolved significantly over the last 50 years and is now accepted in many routine immunization settings as a safe and effective vaccine delivery method. Disposable syringe jet injectors are now being used for the delivery of vaccines to eradicate polio, MMR, and influenza, and are showing promising results in vaccine clinical…
The Lancet recently published a study that demonstrates that the delivery of a Zika virus vaccine with the PharmaJet Stratis Needle-free Jet injector resulted in a higher immune response as compared with administration via needle and syringe.
Administration of intradermal fractional dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (fIPV) has proven to be safe and immunogenic; however, intradermal injection using needle and syringe is technically difficult and requires trained personnel.
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, mainly affecting children under five years old, and there is no cure. It is estimated that less than half the amount of vaccine is available to support the global demand, and this shortage is anticipated to continue for years to come.