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Omniject Announces Plan to License Safety Syringes

Makers of OmniJect safety syringes-self-disabling, self-encapsulating syringes-announced earlier this year that the company is currently in licensing discussions with a number of syringe manufacturers. OmniJect says that its syringes are relatively inexpensive to produce and offer ease of use because they work like standard syringes. Once an injection has been delivered, the clinician simply continues pressing on the plunger, which pushes a sheath out of the syringe that covers the needle and locks into place. The sheath encapsulates the needle and assists in withdrawing it from the patient. This action also disables the plunger and makes it unusable once the needle becomes encapsulated. Find out more about the OmniJect Safety Syringe by visiting, or contact Bob Schumacher, (310) 201-0800.


Amsino Vial Adapters

The standard method of withdrawing fluid from a medicine vial exposes healthcare workers to needlestick injuries. However, newer devices allow withdrawal of medicine directly into the syringe using needleless technology. With AMSafe's needleless vial adapter, clinicians simply press the barb into the rubber septum and aspirate directly from a syringe.


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Gimbel Gloves Protect Against Bloodborne Pathogens

The Gimbel Glove Company, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of wearable protective gear, has introduced its first products: pathogen-resistant, puncture-resistant, and cut-resistant gloves for the law enforcement, corrections industries, and healthcare workers who are at risk for accidental needle stick injury.


The Phoenix, Arizona-based company, which is currently searching for distribution partners, has patented the Gimbel Glove, obtaining approval for 6 of the 7 claims it sought in its patent application. The patent provides broad protection against bloodborne pathogens.


For more information on the Gimbel Glove, e-mail [email protected].


BioNavigation Catheter Locating System Aids PICC Placement

Navion Biomedical Corporation's BioNavigation System permits quick and accurate placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). It eliminates "blind" placement, reduces the number of confirming x-rays to one per procedure, and eliminates infusionist's time waiting for x-ray confirmation. The system, which works with most manufacturer's PICCs, consists of a sterile disposable stylet (MAPCath) with an electromagnetic sensor located at its tip, and a hand-held, battery-operated electronic instrument (Navigator). The MAPCath is inserted and locked within the PICC, which is then advanced to a position in the patient's superior vena cava using standard technique. The MAPCath's proximal end is connected to the Navigator, which is moved over the patient and confirms the exact location and direction of the tip of the PICC. The system is well suited for clinic, outpatient, and home placements.


For more information, call Navion Biomedical Corporation at (781) 341-8058, or e-mail at [email protected].



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