HP aims to get rid of hypodermic needles

And just what will HP use to eliminate hypodermic needles?  Inkjet technology, that's what.

"The company is licensing a medical patch it has developed to Ireland's Crospon that potentially can replace hypodermic needles or pills for delivering vaccines or other types of medication to patients. The patch contains up to 90,000 microneedles per square inch, microprocessors and a thermal unit.

Medications contained in the patch are heated and then injected through the needles. Processors can monitor drug delivery, deliver doses over extended periods of time or deliver drugs in response to a patient's vital signs (e.g., blood pressure or heart rate), depending on how it is programmed."

Here's a question: does anyone remember how HP puts chips in its inkjet cartridges so it's more difficult to buy generic ink for them?  You don't think someday we'll have to buy HP vaccines, do you?

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