BD has unveiled a new 4mm insulin injection needle that was designed to reduce the pain associated with daily bolusing. The Ultra-Fine Nano features the firm’s proprietary PentaPoint tip design that, by having extra bevels, promises a more comfortable injection.
The company hopes that by taking a bit of anxiety out injections they’ll be able to improve diabetics’ compliance with taking their insulin.
BD’s latest advancement in injection comfort, PentaPoint is a patented 5-bevel needle tip design that creates a flatter, thinner surface to help penetrate the skin with significantly greater ease. In a clinical home-use study, patients who inject insulin found BD’s 5-bevel pen needles to be significantly less painful, easier to insert, more comfortable and preferred overall when compared with current 3-bevel pen needles. Bench tests showed the modified PentaPoint needle tip reduces the force to penetrate the skin by 23% compared to 3-bevel pen needles.
In recent years, advances in needle manufacturing technology, along with shorter and thinner needles, have been associated with progressively improving patient self-rating of injection comfort6. At 4mm by 32 gauge, BD Ultra-Fine Nano is the shortest, thinnest pen needle available, is clinically demonstrated to enhance comfort, and provides a less intimidating injection experience8. Combined with a one-handed injection technique and its ability to facilitate flexible site rotation, BD Ultra-Fine Nano may help improve adherence to diabetes therapy regimens to support better health outcomes. PentaPoint Comfort is an enhancement to BD Nano, reflecting that a modified needle tip can further advance patient comfort.
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