Purpose of the Development]
- This product was designed to facilitate the daily practice of separation and disposal of needlestick from syringes by medical personnel such like doctors, nurses and hygienists.
- The product is easy to place at easily accessible locations and to move to different places with the help of the castors.
- The product prevents the medical personnel from percutaneous injuries while using syringes.
- The product prevents the doctors from treating the patients with the contaminated hands.
- The product enables the doctors to improve their service with the increased medical activity time, which results in higher profit for the hospital.
[Intellectual Property Rights]
Rights App. No. Status Patent Contents Remarks
Patent No. 10-1417752 Registered Needlestick removing and collecting device
Patent No. 10-1462118 Registered Cannula removing device
■ Target Customers
- Medical institutions vulnerable to secondary infection
- All the institutions and companies that use syringes
- All the hospitals and medical device dealers
▶ Medical Waste Processing Companies
■ Estimated Market Scale and Demand
▶Estimated Market Scale and Demand
- Medical related institutions (60,698 in total) + Animal hospitals (3,200 in total)
- Number of nursing homes increased by 10 times over the past decade due to aging population
- Increased number of animal hospitals thanks to the single families(Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service 2013)
- Number of disposable syringes used in a year is about one billion(Ministry of Health and Welfare 2012)
- Domestic and global markets such like South East Asia, Europe, etc
▶ The product is, unlike the existing ones, designed to prevent secondary infection by automatically separating the stainless steel needlestick from the plastic part of syringes and catheters and collecting them.
The product can be fixed to the dressing car and move to everywhere freely including the injection room and the nurse stations and the recovery rooms.
The needlestick is separated and collected once the used syringe is put into the hole , which results in prevention of infection and innovative reduction of medical wastes.
Injection is one of the basic medical treatments in the hospital. But the dangers of syringes such like hepatitis C infection due to reuse of syringes and secondary infection of Ebola on medical personnel became a sensational social issue in 2015.
The common point of them was infection through blood.
Needlestick injury in the hospital is not a recent issue. It is reported that about 80% of medical personnel have experienced an injury by the syringe needle and that 17% of them have experienced the same over 5 times. The Needlestick Injury Surveillance System also reports that blood-borne infections are more than 20 and 1 out of 3 suffers hepatitis B.
We made a 3-way approach to prevent secondary infection by needlestick.
First, for the safety of the medical personnel we will not let them remove the needlestick with hands.
Second, we will improve the 3-shift 4D medical environment.
Third, we will get rid the patients of fear about reuse of syringes.
Our NRI has been developed to fulfill such purposes.
For the existing needle removers, you always have to hold the syringe with one hand to remove the needlestick. They used to cause needlestick injuries by the disposed needlesticks in the waste container.
We took safety as well as perfect needle removal into consideration. This is such a smart automated product that once you put the whole used syringe into the hole it will separate the needlestick from the syringe.