Pump Activated By Body Heat (image) Purdue University Share Print E-Mail Caption This diagram shows a new type of miniature pump activated by body heat that could be used in drug-delivery patches powered by fermentation. The micropump works by harnessing the pressure generated by fermenting yeast. Such drug-delivery patches might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches. (Manuel Ochoa, Purdue University). A publication-quality image is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/2012/ziaie-drugpump.jpg. Credit Manuel Ochoa, Purdue University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.