Minimally invasive needle-free bubble injector for gene therapy

Kazuki Takahashi, Shun Omi, Yoko Yamanishi

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We have successfully developed minimally-invasive needle-free bubble-injector designed for usage in air. The novelty is that minimally-invasiveness of injection whose resolution is less than 10 μm, and hence cellular-scale and painless injection can be obtained. The bubble-injector can be employed to any kind of materials with wide range of hardness using strong impact of cavitation. The fine adjustment of invasiveness of injection can be controlled by the number of applied electric pulses. The developed injector can be used for wide range of biomedical study, especially in gene therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7051042
Pages (from-to)655-657
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Issue numberFebruary
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: Jan 18 2015Jan 22 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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