Novel tools and methods for bringing vaccine and pharmaceutical products within reach
This site highlights PATH’s work to develop, evaluate, and advance technologies as well as user aids that make it easier to safely and effectively deliver vaccines and essential medicines in developing countries.
Our scope of work in vaccine and pharmaceutical delivery technologies ranges from technologies that shield or eliminate needles to low-cost primary container and packaging options that reduce product volume and sharps waste. We are also exploring novel delivery routes and methods that increase user acceptability, minimize logistical burdens, and improve vaccine and drug efficacy.
Study results confirm safety and effectiveness of needle-free jet injectors
Findings from a recent clinical trial comparing bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination via a needle-free, disposable-syringe jet injector (DSJI) to the conventional needle and syringe method (NS Mantoux) show that DSJI administration is as safe and immunogenic for tuberculosis as NS Mantoux. Read the journal article »
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Visit the Vaccine Resource Library
PATH’s Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) contains key immunization resources in a single, easy-to-use website. The VRL offers links to scientific publications and high-quality, technical summaries on specific diseases and topics in immunization. To learn more, visit the VRL »
Banner photos, from left: PATH/Patrick McKern; PATH; PATH/Gabe Bienczycki. Journal photo: PATH/Wendy Stone.