Though not a new product, the NovoFine® Autocover® needle for insulin injection from Novo Nordisk is worth mentioning, primarily because it was just recognized at the eleventh annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).
NovoFine® Autocover® is designed to conceal the needle during injection and may therefore help diabetes patients overcome needle anxiety. As many as 10% of people with diabetes suffer from a fear of needles, to the point where they actually avoid injections.
NovoFine® Autocover® has currently been launched in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, France and Ireland. It is used with the Novo Nordisk FlexPen® and other Novo Nordisk insulin injection devices.