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Safe and effective use of a passive safety needle by healthcare professionals in a simulated environment, including perceptions and preferences

Needlestick injuries (NSIs) may potentially expose healthcare professionals (HCPs) to bloodborne pathogens. Safety needles are designed to protect against NSIs. We evaluated whether a new fully passive safety needle could be used safely by HCPs. The passive safety needle was tested by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in subcutaneous or intramuscular injection scenarios in simulation studies (1–3). Data collected included successes, close calls, difficulties, use errors, and failures. In study 4, HCPs rated the device safety (21-item questionnaire). Results Overall, 104 participants completed 4772 simulated tasks, including 932 injections. 915 injections (98.18%) were performed successfully and no NSIs (0%) were observed…more



MTD Group – a global leader in medical devices– today announced the FDA clearance obtained by its affiliate Pikdare S.p.A. for DropSafeTM SicuraTM passive safety needle for the intramuscular and subcutaneous injection of vaccines and other drugs. Safety needles are widely used by healthcare professionals (HCPs) to avoid the risk of needlestick injuries (NSIs) when injecting drugs to patients. Despite broad introduction of safety regulations over the last decades, it is estimated that more than 2 million NSIs still occur each year.1 “Moving towards safer medical device technology –and especially evolving sharps with injury prevention features to a more passive…more

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MTD Group takes part in the global effort to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination, thanks to its new Low Dead Space syringes.

In delivering the COVID-19 global vaccination campaign, it is of paramount importance to be able to maximize the number of individuals that can benefit from the available vaccine vials. The MTD Group, leveraging its Research Hub located in Como (Italy), with its decades of experience in designing and producing needles and syringes, has made investments to take part in the global effort to supply products that will minimize vaccine waste, and help to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination effort according to the above recommendations. For more information see the full communication: Low Dead Space Syringesmore


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World AIDS Day 2020

Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. Every day while caring for patients, health care workers are at risk to exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The main concern regarding a needlestick injury is not only the trauma itself, but the exposure to a patient’s blood and body fluids, that potentially resulting in infections such as HIV. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public that HIV has not gone…more



World Diabetes Day is celebrated each year on November 14. It’s a time of education and increasing public awareness about what this disease is all about. For many years, our company has been actively supporting diabetics and health care professionals around the globe by manufacturing insulin needles and lancets for retrieving blood samples for blood sugar monitoring. Help us raise awareness!more


Evaluation of Three Lancing Devices: What Do Blood Volume and Lancing Pain Depend On?

One of the main aims of diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose levels within a specified target range. Self-monitoring of blood glucose provides useful information for diabetes management and help people with diabetes and healthcare professionals manage sugar levels, which helps to avoid diabetes complications. Globally millions of people with diabetes still prick their fingers to measure blood glucose. Pricking the fingertips is usually connected with discomfort and pain – due to higher amount of nerve endings at the fingertips, than on any other spot on the human body. In our recent study “Evaluation of Three Lancing Devices: What…more


DropSafe safety pen needle helps to prevent accidental needlesticks after injections

DropSafe safety pen needle helps to prevent accidental needlesticks after injections: results of a simulated clinical study. Most needlestick injuries (NSIs) result from unsafe needle devices. DropSafe safety pen needle (SPN) was designed to help prevent such injuries before, during and after use through a built-in sharps injury prevention feature (SIPF). Methods: A two-phase study was undertaken. For the pilot study, five non-healthcare users (NHCUs) performed evaluations. For the validation study, 30 evaluators comprising 10 healthcare professionals (HCPs) and 20 NHCUs performed evaluations. The aim of the study was to validate the performance of the SIPF of the SPN and…more