HMD launches single-use Dispojekt safety needle to prevent injuries
Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd. (HMD) has recently launched single-use safety needles in technical collaboration with U.K based Star Syringes, with sharps injury prevention feature under the brand name Dispojekt Needle. These can be mounted on to a standard Dispo Van single use syringe or a KOJAK Auto Disable safety engineered syringe that disables automatically after injection to prevent any reuse, to avoid spread of blood borne injection related infection.
Launched with the tagline dedicated to healthcare professionals of “taking care of those who take care of us”, the single-use sterile needles have been designed to protect healthcare workers from the risk of accidental NSIs (Needle stick injury). Salient features of the Dispojekt SIP (Sharp Injury Prevention) shield are as follows:
· One handed activated safety mechanism (immediately after needle withdrawal and usage)
· Affordable and competitively priced
· Sharp three-bevelled siliconized needle to minimize patient discomfort
· User-friendly, not requiring a change in injection technique
· Initially Available in 22G (Gauge), 23G and 24G.
In 2002, HMD launched the first Auto-Disable (AD) syringe in India in technical collaboration with UK-based global licensing company Star Syringes. Commenting on the launch of Dispojekt Needle, Rajiv Nath, Managing Director, HMD said, “Dispojekt SIP Needle is the effort of over 4 years of passionate collaboration between engineers from U.K, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and India. Designed to enable high value mass production affordable price and rapid ramp up in availability, it has fewer components than competing designs in other countries and with considerably lesser cost.”
He adds, “Its success is dedicated to the hard work of our Chief Designer Mr Graham Madin, who we unfortunately lost recently to pancreatic cancer.”
Located in Faridabad, Haryana, India, this award-winning company is one of the top three manufacturers of syringes and needles in the world. Producing an impressive nearly 4 lakh syringes every hour, HMD is currently helping to meet the worldwide demand for syringes amidst global COVID-19 vaccination efforts.