Clinical and engineering knowledge for a better drug delivery method

Combining clinical expertise with engineering ambitions can lead to endless possibilities. In our latest interview in Amazing Erasmus, Martijn van Doorn (Erasmusmc Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and I share our vision for a future where patients can receive injections without needles, increasing the effectiveness of medical treatments, while reducing waste generated before and after each […]


Impacting paper advancing knowledge on needle free jet injections

Diana’s first publication as first author is out! The title is “Microfluidic jet impact: spreading, splashing, soft substrate deformation and injection” and can be found at the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. This is part of the Bubble-Gun project, a system we are developing for needle-free injections. We present distinct impact behaviours based on […]


Injecting without needles: more efficient and less pain

Prikken zonder naald: zuiniger en minder pijnlijk Injecting without needles can be done more efficiently and causing less pain. The very prestigious news magazine NRC (Dutch) gave a great recount of what our efforts are aimed at and its reach. The article mentions our plans to collaborate with Anna Roukens, from LUMC.


Proof of Concept 150k Euro grant from the ERC to develop a prototype: needle free injections closer to become reality!

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that we got the Proof of Concept grant to continue developing our needle-free injector prototype! We want to revolutionize the experience of people who receive or perform frequent injections by developing a portable needle-free device using lasers and microjets. Bold-Jet will become a solution perfectly suitable for treatments […]


World Economic Forum featured Needle free injection!

The World Economic Forum featured our work! I had recently showed the reporters our needle free injection project. It was unexpectedly featured by one of the news outlets I follow the most! Most of the material came from this Reuters’ interview. A short video can be seen here. Our mock prototype can be seen in […]


Reuters visits my BuBble Gun lab: Virtually painless

Reuters presents our work: `Virtually painless’ needle-free injections developed in Netherlands! See also how the World Economic Forum also covered our work in this link to video. “Roughly one in five Dutch people are afraid of needles, said Henk Schenk, who offers therapy to help those suffering acutely. “Phobia of needles is more common than you […]