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A Cost Effective Needle Protection System For Prefilled Syringes
A recent development, which has already won an award by FINAT, the international label manufacturers’ and converters’ association, is Schreiner MediPharm’s Needle-Trap system. The syringe label with an integrated needle protection functionality helps to close one of the major safety gaps in day-to-day healthcare practice. Schreiner MediPharm has developed Needle-Trap as a cost-effective alternative, which helps to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. The self-adhesive, special label can be applied to the syringes on conventional labeling lines. Changes to packaging or the labeling process are not required. The Needle-Trap system has a safety mechanism allowing the needle to be secured after it has been contaminated with blood. Needle-Trap meets the stringent requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been awarded 510(k) certification. The simplicity and ingeniousness of the solution benefits both, pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare workers.