A new patch, smaller than a postage stamp, is a game changer in vaccinations.
Nanopatch gives people across the globe access to safe, effective and needle-free vaccinations.
The tiny patch is covered in vaccine-coated microscopic projections and inserted under the skin painlessly using an applicator. And it was created right here in Australia…
Professor Mark Kendall is the creator of Nanopatch and founder of the company Vaxxas.
He used his background in aerodynamics to create a ‘gene gun’. His idea was to fire a vaccine directly into the skin. This may sound scary however it is highly effective.
Romar’s involvement in developing the Nanopatch started 5 years ago at the conception stage. They were instrumental in helping to design and manufacture the tiny 1cm² silicone ‘patch’ used in Nanopatch.
Vaxxas designed the silicone patch to allow the vaccine to coat it uniformly and consistently. The coatings must be stable at ambient temperature and strong enough to remain intact when inserted through the outer skin layer.
Silicone micromoulded components are increasingly used in medical devices with high precision requirements – just like Nanopatch.
New technology allows for precise manufacturing of silicone parts weighing just a few milligrams. Romar’s successful development of the silicone ‘patch’ used in Nanopatch relied on our expertise in the highly specialised field of micromoulding.
We can design and manufacture custom moulded components with ultra-precision in our world-class micromoulding facilities in Sydney and Singapore.
Our reputation for being the leading micromoulding facility in Australia and the Asia region is growing rapidly.
We work with several other companies to create specialised medical devices, read about them here.
If you’re ready to collaborate with a team that understands the precise requirements of precision moulding and micromoulding, let Romar provide you with an innovative, end-to-end design and manufacturing solution. Read more case studies or contact Romar today.
As a contract manufacturer, Romar Engineering has been manufacturing components for satellites with excellent results. Our knowledge of the space sector, combined with our investment in advanced manufacturing, has enabled us to expand our offering, including fluid and motion control valves, propulsion components and fuel tanks.
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