Sandia National Laboratories develops microneedle technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Sandia National Laboratories is relaunching its new and improved microneedle technology. Microneedles are two to three times the diameter of the hair strand and about one millimeter long.

They can be used to help medical staff distinguish between bacterial and viral infections to treat patients quickly in the early stages. The scientists also say a microneedle is a more effective way to sample fluid from under the skin. They hope to further improve the technology so that people who use glucose monitors for diabetes can have insulin levels in a less invasive way.

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