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U-needle was founded by UTIV BV (Twente University International Ventures) in 2008 to explore the university’s microneedle expertise that was built since the late nineties by MEMS experts (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems).

In 2011, U-Needle employs 6 people, with competences in the design an processing of silicon precision systems, medical device development and business development.

U-Needle develops and produces atom sharp micro needles employing its patented in-plane silicon etching method. 

Our micro needles cause minimal stress and pain when vaccinating or administering drugs to patients.


U-Needles are atom sharp and have a relatively short bevel to facilitate shallow injections. 

U-Needles are made of mono crystal high grade silicon, which is biocompatible and shows no leachables.

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