New microneedle patches can detect biomarkers at very low levels from a patient's interstitial fluid, just below the surface of their skin, thanks to a new highly-sensitive fluorescent tag

Nobody likes needles – at best they’re an unpleasant means to an important end. Microneedle patches could be a painless alternative, and now researchers have developed a way to use them to detect biomarkers at much lower levels, without drawing blood.

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