Approximately 16 billion injections are administered every year. This number is expected to increase with the rise of chronic diseases, robust vaccination programs, and an ageing demographic. COVID-19 will substantially increase injection statistics—more than 10 billion vaccine doses were pre-ordered for 2021.

*Above statistics from World Health Organization

While drug research has evolved continuously over the last 170 years, injectable drug delivery methods have not. A market exists for an alternative to the dominant injection device – the syringe.

A traditional syringe injection can be unpleasant and painful for humans and animals alike. This is because most injections are given subcutaneously or intramuscularly, reaching deep enough into the skin to hit fatty tissues where there are nerves, which causes pain. 

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Traditional Syringe vs. PKA SoftTouch


Conventional methods of injecting drugs go through the skin deep into the subcutaneous tissue and interfere with the nerve endings. This causes pain and results in less direct dispersal of the drug.








The PKA SoftTouch Micro- Needle is the only patented device that injects the drug directly into the skin layers avoiding the nerve endings and the sensation of pain.


The big difference with a shallow injection is that the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, allows rapid dispersal of the drug into the bloodstream.





The PKA SoftTouch Micro-Needle is a pain-free delivery system. Shallow delivery by a 1.5mm Micro-Needle projection in the skin allows the drug to enter into the bloodstream via the interstitial fluid. This fluid circulates through the body like rivers and disperses the medication rapidly, faster than with any traditional needle injection. By targeting the epidermal layer of the skin, we have proven that a shallow delivery process enhances the uptake, bioavailability and efficacy of drugs.

Using the PKA Micro-Needle

in 6 easy steps

Would you prefer a painless inoculation when get your annual flu shot or when you take your child for routine immunizations? Are you one of 422 million people worldwide that have diabetes and are required to self-inject insulin daily?

*Above statistics from World Health Organization