PLEASE Painless Laser Epidural System Like Trek Hypospray
The PLEASE Painless Laser Epidural System uses a laser to create skin micropores; high molecular weight drugs are thereby delivered painlessly.
( PLEASE Painless Laser Epidural System )
A handheld laser device creates controlled aqueous micropores in the epidermis. Due to the special features of the device the micropores do not reach the dermis, where nerves and blood vessels reside. An intelligent graphical user interface guarantees simple and safe use by the medical personnel or the patient, who can use the device without supervision
A special laser source ablates outer skin tissue painless in a highly controlled and accurate fashion.
- Short pulses practically eliminate thermal damage
- No carbonisation, only fast ablation of skin tissue
- Very accurate skin ablation in 5-10 µm steps
- Variable laser deflection allows flexible formation of pore array
SF fans will no doubt be thinking about the hypospray, the universal injection tool in the Star Trek universe.
(Dr. McCoy with the original hypospray)
In most of my memories of the original Star Trek series when Dr. McCoy pressed one of these gizmos to someone's neck, they immediately relaxed or fell unconscious. (See the more evolved hypospray from Star Trek: The Next Generation.)
From PLEASE press release via MedGadget.
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