Response Medical, a subsidiary of UK-based IMD Group, has just launched its new retractable safety needle at the Medica 2007 in Düsseldorf. The device is designed for single handed operation, with a special feature being the automatic alignment of the needle bevel during venepuncture. Thomson Financial is reporting that the device has received positive feedback from clinical users in a recent study conducted by the company.
From the press statement:
Designed to be compatible with all commonly used syringes, the intuitive design of Surety™ Needle makes it easy to use, with minimal training required. It can be used for blood draw, intra muscular (IM) and intra venous (IV) injections. The ergonomically designed needle has been specifically designed for one-handed operation and, once retracted, is rendered permanently safe, as it cannot be reused. During operation, fingers do not go forward of the contaminated needle.