September 28th, 2016 by admin | Permalink
Christopher Green designed the Bilateral QD GlyfloTechnology™ for the QD Syringe. The uniquely patented cone-shaped tip has bilateral fluid flow channels and a bilateral orifice. This new design also greatly reduces the risks of needle sticks by medical professionals, reduces the spread of infectious diseases, and saves tremendously on medication waste with its low residual volume design and guarantees delivering a less painful injection to the patient.
Syringe with Integrated Cannula – Patent # 9,295,788
December 26th, 2013 by admin | Permalink
Dead space in needles and syringes wastes billions of dollars, contributes to vaccine shortages and leads to inaccurate dosing. Dead space in needles and syringes also contributes to HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission among people who inject drugs. There are a number of alternative needle and syringe designs that reduce or eliminate dead space. Several major syringe manufacturers have patented these designs. However, there is no real financial incentive for them to phase out the production of standard needles and syringes and replace them with low dead space alternatives. Our aim is to bring about a change by increasing demand for low dead space needles and syringes and reducing demand for standard needles and syringes.
December 26th, 2009 by admin | Permalink
Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings WARNING!
Health care workers who use or may be exposed to needles are at increased risk of needlestick injury. Such injuries can lead to serious or fatal infections with bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Employers of health care workers should implement the use of improved engineering controls to reduce needlestick injuries:
- Eliminate the use of needles where safe and effective alternatives are available.
- Implement the use of devices with safety features and evaluate their use to determine which are most effective and acceptable.
Needlestick injuries can best be reduced when the use of improved engineering controls is incorporated into a comprehensive program involving workers.
Employers should implement the following program elements:
Analyze needlestick and other sharps-related injuries in your workplace to identify hazards and injury trends.
Set priorities and strategies for prevention by examining local and national information about risk factors for needlestick injuries and successful intervention efforts.
Ensure that health care workers are properly trained in the safe use and disposal of needles.
Modify work practices that pose a needlestick injury hazard to make them safer.
Promote safety awareness in the work environment.
Establish procedures for and encourage the reporting and timely followup of all needlestick and other sharps-related injuries.
Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts and provide feedback on performance.
Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings
QD Syringe Systems
September 14th, 2016 by admin | Permalink
September 14, 2016 Kari Embree Packaging The primary monomer in Perstorp’s Akestra thermoplastic co-polyester has been added to European Commission regulation regarding “plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food” (EU) No 10/2011. As a result, all components in the high performance plastic are now on the list… Materials
Perstorp’s next-gen plastic alternative is fully safe for use in food packaging
September 4th, 2016 by admin | Permalink
September 04, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Business Recently I wrote a blog on a survey showing that the “skills gap” we hear so much about is a myth; that, in reality, there are plenty of workers out there to fill the demand for skilled labor. Besides, if all the manufacturing is moving beyond the U.S. border to Mexico and offshore to China, there… Automotive and Mobility
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Is there—or is there not—a lack of skilled workers?
June 30th, 2016 by admin | Permalink
June 30, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Injection Molding Prism Plastics (Chesterfield Township, MI), a high-precision plastic product company, has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. (Meadville, PA), a full-service injection molding company specializing in tight-tolerance, precision molding and the manufacture of production injection molds. Prism is a… Business
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Prism Plastics’ acquisition of Tech Molded Plastics called a ‘combination of equals’
June 27th, 2016 by admin | Permalink
June 27, 2016 K Show Karen Laird Materials Sustainability K 2016 is a premiere for Covestro – the first time the company is appearing at the show under its new name. Speaking at the pre-K event organized last week in Cologne, Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas emphasized the role of the company’s innovative and sustainable materials in helping to make the world…
Covestro at K Show for the very first time