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The idea is to use silk to develop a new form of microneedle, which will deliver medication painlessly, more regularly, and will be manufactured without harsh chemicals.
The microneedles will be created by casting a drug-filled silk protein over a negative mold. The process will be completed at room temperature and normal pressure, and the resulting needle will be bio-compatible.
The application of tetracycline to the silk protein will help control the growth of the staph bacteria on the application site.