- Needles in the medical and cosmetic industry negatively impact the environment
- Administering medicine without needles
Both KIJK’s professional and public jury selected the idea to administrate medicine without needles as best tech idea of 2017.
InkBeams, startup at the University of Twente, developed a new treatment method: administrating medicine using a laser. Their idea was awarded with the “Best tech idea of 2017” prize. According to jury member Astrid Poot, “InkBeams is a nice and relevant idea, especially since many people are afraid of needles. It is extra cool when, in addition, this innovation also leads to fewer needles ending up in waste.”
Injecting medicine in bodies using a laser not only prevents stress and infections, but it is also good for the environment. Yearly billions of needles are produced that are all disposed of after use. It’s good for all if this idea succeeds.