Pills equipped with tiny needles can inject a body from the inside

The ingestible devices administer medicine and then pass out through the digestive tract

Swallowable medical devices

INGESTION OVER INJECTION  Swallowable medical devices, each about the size of a pea, could give painless injections inside the stomach.

Felice Frankel

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