Smart Syringe 100% Reduction in Needlestick Injuries    

   

Generation IV: Why Smart Syringe?

The successful inventor of "Mahurkar Catheters", the dual-lumen catheters that simplified the hemodialysis treatment, introduces "The Smart Safety Syringe".

  • Fail safe.
  • Single hand-operated.
  • Passive spring-aided retraction of needle, by back-end activation.
  • Action is under voluntary control with option of full automatic retraction.
  • Retracted needle and needle holder is securely locked inside the central channel of plunger.
  • The needle holder is locked to the plunger as well as to the barrel.
  • After use the entire syringe is interlocked, immobile and inoperable.
  • It is not possible to re-use and must be disposed of in recyclable waste.
  • Not disabled by aberrations of hydraulic pressure.

See how Smart Syringe compares to previous generations of syringes.

Advantages

Smart Syringes protect healthcare workers from deadly infections caused by accedental needlesticks while containing all the operative conveniences desired by physicians and nurses.

Unlike other devices, the robust design of Smart Syringe is not susceptible to initial premature disablement, nor will it, be discharged by increased hydraulic pressure in the barrel for whatever reason.

Developed to comply with:

  • International Standard ISO 7886-1:1993 (E) Sterile hypodermic syringes for single use Part 1. Syringes for manual use.
  • International Standard ISO 7864-1993-05-15 Sterile Hypodermic Needles for single use.
  • International Standard ISO 8537:1991 05-01 Sterile single-use syringes, with or without needle for insulin.
  • Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act [2001]
  • FDA. Draft supplementary guidance on the content of Pre-market notification [510(k)] submissions for medical devices with sharps injury prevention features. March 1995
  • National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. NIOSH Alert: Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2000-108 [PDF]. November 1999.
   

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