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Here are published research studies involving Pulse NeedleFree Systems’ technology:

Needle-Free Administration of Circovirus M. Hyo Combo Vaccine, May 2013 – Needle-free offers advantages over conventional needles. This study confirmed the efficacy of needle-free under field conditions in a Belgian farm. Read study

Pulse Disease Transmission Prevention Study, October 2010 – In this university study, the Pulse was compared to a conventional needle to demonstrate how Pulse’s needle-free technology can improve herd health by reducing lateral disease transmission. Read study

Plant Phytopathology Research, December 2010 – Pulse worked with researchers at the University of Florida to enhance current bacteria inoculation practices for plant resistance screening applications. Read study

Needle-free injection technology in swine: Progress toward vaccine efficacy and pork quality, September, 2008 – For background information on the use of needle-free technology in livestock production, we recommend this peer-reviewed article from the 2008 Journal of Swine Health and Production. Read article >>

Effectiveness of a needle-free injection system (Pulse 250) comparing to a conventional method on haemorrhagic septicaemia vaccination. Read study >>

Needlestick injuries in veterinary medicine, August, 2008 – Needlestick injuries are an inherent risk of handling needles during the course of veterinary practice. While significant effort has been expended to reduce needlestick injuries in human medicine, a relatively lax approach seems to be prevalent in veterinary medicine. Read article >>

Journal of Animal Science: Comparison of traditional needle vaccination with pneumatic, needle-free vaccination for sheep, February, 2008 – Vaccination of livestock is an important management tool to reduce disease and optimize production. However, repeatedly using one needle on multiple animals, which is a common practice, could lead to lateral transmission of disease. Read article >>

Accuracy and precision of Pulse Micro-dose Injection Device using Draxxin, Excede®, Excenel® and sterile water, 2008 – The use of traditional syringes with needles for treating pigs can pose a safety hazard to the animal and the food supply. Needles can cause damage to carcasses at the injection site, be a hazard if they break while injecting, and can act as a fomite to spread disease. These risks represent not only a pork safety concern, but they also have a significant economic impact on the pork industry. Read article >>

Utah State Veterinary Bovine Newsletter Titanium, January, 2006 – When researchers at the University of Nebraska (NU) released their data on the revolutionary Sandhills calving method and how it eliminated scours, the benefits to commercial cow-calf operations were obvious. Cutting calf mortality from one-tenth of their crop to zero seemed like enough incentive for any beef producer. Read more >>

Kansas State Dairy Vaccine Efficacy, June, 2005 – A Comparison of Serological Responses when Modified Live Infections Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus Vaccine, Mannheimia haemolytica Bacterin-Toxoid and Leptospira pomona Bacterin are Administered with Needle-free versus Conventional Needle-based Injection in Holstein Dairy Calves. Read more >>

Kansas State Beef Cattle Vaccine Efficacy, June, 2005 – A Comparison of Serological Responses when Modified Live Infections Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus Vaccine and Mannheimia haemolytica Bacterin-Toxoid are Administered with Needle-free versus Conventional Needle-based Injection in Yearling Feedlot Steers. Read more >>

Intradermal vaccination for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, January, 2005 – To evaluate the ability of needleless intradermal (ID) vaccines to induce protection against clinical disease and to compare the serological response of pigs to intramuscular (IM) and ID vaccination with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae bacterins. Read more >>

Iowa State Vaccine Efficacy and Pork Quality Study, 2004 – Effectiveness of transdermal, needle-free injections for reducing pork carcass defects. Read more >>

4th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases – Rome, June 29th – July 2nd, 2003 – 134 PULSE 200 EFFECTIVE APPLICATION METHOD FOR PRRS VACCINE IN GILTS. Read more >>

Iowa State Swine Pseudorabies Vaccine Efficacy, 2003 – Safety Evaluation of a Modified Live Pseudorabies Virus Vaccine Administered Using a Needle-free, Transdermal Injection Device. Read more >>

Schering Plough Swine Vaccine Efficacy Study IPVS and Leman Conferences, 2002 – NEEDLE-FREE VACCINATION FOR Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae AND SWINE INFLUENZA. Many of the vaccines currently used in swine are administered by the use of needles, which creates employee and food safety issues with broken needles. A study was done to compare needle vaccination with a jet injection device using a combination vaccine containing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) and swine influenza virus with SPAH’s proprietary Emunade® adjuvant. Read more >>

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