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World’s First Manually Retractable Safety Needle Unveiled at MEDICA

The world’s first manually retractable hypodermic safety needle, designed to significantly reduce the incidence of needlestick injuries, will be launched at MEDICA 2008, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.

Unveiled at the largest healthcare technologies trade fair in the world, the revolutionary needle is just one of the infection fighting devices being showcased by UK based company InterVene Ltd.

The organisation’s philosophy ‘Because safety doesn’t happen by accident’ is the inspiration behind the new range of products, which have been designed to reduce Hospital Associated Healthcare Infections (HCAIs) by preventing cross-contamination and fighting hospital infections such as MRSA and C. difficile.

Also on show will be the InterVene Safety Lancet, which unlike normal lancets has limited depth and high speed penetration to minimise the pain experienced by the patient.

Individually wrapped to avoid cross contamination, it also has a visual indicator to highlight when it has been used, and a key safety feature ensuring the device is not accidentally used twice.

Also being launched are a range of disposable blood pressure cuffs, a disposable tourniquet, a safety IV cannula, a range of needle-free injection devices and a range of Enteral Syringes.

Matthew Root, Managing Director of InterVene, said: “All the products we are bringing to market have been designed with safety in mind, both for the healthcare professional and the patient. Safety is no accident and that is why we believe so strongly in a range of products that encourages best practice and stops the spread of infections in healthcare environments.

“MEDICA is the perfect opportunity for us to launch our unique range and also appoint new export partners from all over the world.”

MEDICA will take place from19 to 22 November 2008 and at the event InterVene will be located in hall 16, stand G18-6.
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