Needle Free Injection
Needle free injection technology (NFIT)
Needle free injection technology (NFIT) encompasses a wide range of drug delivery systems that drive drugs through the skin using any of the forces as Lorentz, shock waves, pressure by gas or electrophoresis which propels the drug through the skin, virtually abolishing the use of hypodermic needle.
The devices as such are available in reusable forms. In contrast to the traditional syringes, NFIT not only gives the user freedom from unnecessary pain but drugs in the form of solid pallets can also be administered. The future of this technology is promising ensuring virtually painless and highly efficient drug delivery.
The major drawback associated with this technology is postadministration “wetness” of the skin which may, if not taken care of, harbor dust and other untoward impurities. Needle free injection technology is being backed by organizations as World Health Organization .This technology touted to be extremely beneficial for the pharma industry.
(NFIT) is highly useful in mass immunization programs, bypassing the chances of needle stick injuries and avoiding other complications including those arising due to multiple uses of single needle. Better patient compliance has been observed.