P.L.E.A.S.E. gives a shot without the needle

by Mark R


Anyone remember those scenes on Star Trek when the doctor would walk up to crew members and give them a shot, but there was no needle? It was just a little puff of air and that was enough to cure them of the alien disease or whatever medical emergency plagued them that week. I even remember episodes where the doctors would “inject” right through the uniform.

Well, it would appear that life imitates art once again with the development of the P.L.E.A.S.E. My source does not reveal to me what P.L.E.A.S.E stands for, but the device delivers a painless laser epidermal system to administer drugs, medications and other vaccinations without the pain of a needle.

So, about that acronym, maybe it stands for Painless Laser Epidermal Administering System, Easy? But what is important is not what P.L.E.A.S.E. stands for, but how it works. It can somehow “create an aqueous micropore in the skin to deliver the high molecular weight of medication”.

So, your children receive their vaccinations, without the sting. Bones McCoy, eat your heart out! Of course, I don’t know if it can inject through uniforms, but I’m guessing that will be a standard for the P.R.E.T.T.Y. P.L.E.A.S.E. model. Now all they have to do is come up with what that stands for.


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www.giftgadgetgateway.com Says: February 8, 2008 at 1:04 pm

This idea has existed for a long time. In fact, the Army etc. has used a similar device for inoculating new recruits.
This of course is a lot better. All they have to do now is
add an audio feature that plays “He’s dead Jim.” and viola’,
it’s Star Trek all over again.

Sean Says: February 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm

when will this thing be for sale to diabetics? I have stuck myself twice a day for over 40 years and i am damn sick of it!

Neagle Says: February 8, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Yes, the perfect device to deliver nanobites!

J.P. Says: November 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

That sounds good for immunizations that are meant to be sub cutaneous (SUB Q) but there is a medical reason why some immuniastions and medications have to be given I.M. and not Sub Q. i can’t imagine a dose of Rocephin being given with this tool.

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