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Evolutionary and Functional Comparison of Safety Syringe Generations

See how Smart Syringe compares to previous generations of syringes. Click on the generation to get more information for each.


Generation I
Needle Concealment
Generation II
Manual Lock and Retract
Generation III
Spring Loaded Needles
Generation IV
Smart Syringe
Construction Conceal needle point by axial / hinged tubes Snap needle plunger. Retract-break plunger Needle-spring engage nozzle via bushing Spring loaded needle holder locked to barrel by switch
Retraction Manual Concealment Manual Retraction Passive (Spring) Passive (Spring)
Operation Two-Hand Two-Hand Single-Hand Single-Hand
Actuation Manual/Voluntary Manual/Voluntary Involuntary Involuntary/Voluntary
Dead Space Large Large Significant/Large Minimum
Hydraulic Pressure Effect None None Disablement Possible Unaffected
Needle Interchangeable Interchangeable Pre-attached Pre-attached
Restriction None None Viscous Fluids/Blood None
Single Use Possible Reuse Possible Reuse Interlocked on Use Plunger Locks to Barrel
Training Required
Yes
Yes
No
No
FDA 510K
March 1999 Compliance
No
No
Yes
Yes
NIOSHI Pub 2000-108
Nov. 1999 Compliance
No
No
Yes
Yes
 

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