New nano pill means no more jabs

A new nanoparticle that can be taken orally has been developed, making injections of particles no longer necessary.

Nanoparticles are used to deliver drugs to treat diseases, but were limited in usefulness by the need for injections. The new oral pill, developed at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, allows particles to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive tract.

This will be helpful for patients with high cholesterol or arthritis, who would be able to take a pill rather than making frequent visits to a doctor for injections.

Read more at Massachusetts Institute of Technology