In response to the growing risk of needle-stick injuries worldwide Safety Medical Products invented the SecureTouch Safety Syringe.
The syringe is described as an innovative concept but it needed an equally innovative solution from Adelaide based engineering company Procontrol Systems to make this concept become an automated reality.
The beauty of the SecureTouch design is its simplicity and that is what should make the product the market leader. The assembly process however was by no means simple and it required the very best of engineering skill and ingenuity to bring the project to fruition.
The syringe’s assembly machine project is a true testament to the engineering skill and expertise that exists in South Australia.
What sets this project apart is the fact that such a diverse range of technologies are encompassed in the one machine. According to the company, the project sets a benchmark for machine development and manufacture in Australia.
The syringe is a retro-fitted off-the-shelf syringe that has the ability to be manually retracted and locked into a protective sleeve thus ensuring the needle safely enclosed. The barrel of the syringe securely locked inside the sleeve, meets the strength requirement of a Sharps container and can therefore be disposed of in normal medical waste.