Besides antibiotics, vaccines may be the most important development in medicine: they protect us from diseases by “introducing” our immune system to pathogens. This way, a small injection saves us from severe and potentially mortal courses of disease.
But some vaccines have to be administered in several separate doses. The vaccination is ineffective if the patient misses one or more of the appointments. Dr. Adrian Sprenger from the University of Freiburg explains a possible solution to this problem at MEDICA.de: it could save patients the trouble of several visits to the physician and increase the vaccination rate in the public.
Read more in the interview with Dr. Sprenger: http://www.medica-tradefair.com/Activatable_drug_depot_interview_Sprenger