Dr Leonard McMcoy administers the hypospray injection in the classic Star Trek.

Needle free delivery for medication has existed for many years. We were amazed watching the original ‘Star Trek’ series and the needle-free hypospray used by Dr McCoy,  but even in the 60’s this technology was far from science fiction.

In the next few months our Comfort-in™ needle free injection system will be available to the public through pharmacies. People with diabetes will be able to change their current method of injection with needles to needle free. People undergoing treatment for cancer and their carers will be able to use our needle free system.

This means palliative treatment, which often relies on injected medicines and drugs to reduce or control the side effects of cancer treatments and symptoms of other advanced illnesses can often be administered without needles, which is a reduced burden for caregivers and less upsetting for patients. In advanced cancer and old age, as most of these drugs are injectables, any palliative treatment or product that can reduce the frequency many needle-syringe injections may help live more comfortably with reduced bruising and pain from traditional needle based injections.