Drawing blood with a tap, not a sting - Cambridge firm’s device uses tiny needles, vacuum for painless diagnostic tests

Drawing blood with a tap, not a sting - Cambridge firm’s device uses tiny needles, vacuum for painless diagnostic tests

January 2, 2012

Pop culture has developed an appetite for blood, but the average American still cowers at the sight of a needle.

What if giving blood was as easy and painless as a tap on the arm? Engineers at Seventh Sense Biosystems in Cambridge have been working for two years to make that so. And they are getting close.
 

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