Cambridge Design Partnership (Cambridge, UK) together with Raumedic AG (Helmbrechts, Germany) developed a new needle safety device that helps prevent needle stick injuries by hiding the needle into sleeve following an injection. While there are similar devices out there, the new RauSafe product can be retrofitted to existing staked-needle prefilled glass syringes without having to revalidate drugs for safety in a new delivery device.
The device is being made available to manufacturers via licensing, allowing them to quickly adapt the system to existing primary packs without having to go through a complicated redesign and requiring only slight changes in the production process. This should specifically help manufacturers supplying the European market where new rules are coming into effect that require syringes to have built-in safety systems that prevent accidental injuries.
Here’s a video showing off the mechanics of the RauSafe device: