Mosquito Inspires Near-painless Hypodermic Needle

Hey fellow Texans, is there any thing good to say about a mosquito?  Especially a big ole Texas mosquito.  Mosquitoes are perhaps useful for something after all, besides feeding frogs. Along with his colleagues at Osaka's Kansai University, mechanical engineer Seiji Aoyagi has created an almost pain-free hypodermic needle that is based on a mosquito's snout.  While mosquito bites definitely do itch, the itching only occurs after the feeding is complete.  The initial "bite" itself can barely be felt.  Just think about it, most of us don't even know we have been bit until it is over. 

This new technology is not yet ready for the open market, but hopefully it will be soon.  We go to great lengths to make our injections painless.  Over 10 years ago we discovered a fabulous way to give injections using "The Wand". http://www.milestonescientific.com/sta_patients.html  People tell us over and over that they never feel our injections.  You can be sure that if there is a better way, we want to incorporate it into our office.