Revolution Medical, a small firm out of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, won FDA approval to market the firm’s innovative safety syringe. The unit develops a vacuum inside the chamber as the plunger is depressed. When it reaches the end, the needle breaks through the plunger’s membrane and gets sucked into the chamber. Watch the video at the product link below to see it in action.
Advantages of the Rev Vac syringe according to Revolution Medical:
No splatter or aerosol. Actuation requires less than 1 lb of force. No danger of tissue trauma. Low cost. Fewer needle sticks. Simple and intuitive to use. No instructions needed The needle is retracted directly from the patient into the barrel of the syringe. The needle safely and automatically retracts into the barrel Graduation lines are easy to read. Hands and fingers stay behind the front of the syringe. Lower disposal costs. It takes up less room in sharps containers.