Safety Syringe Market
Updated: Jul 14
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 million people die each year from unsafe injection practices. Needle injuries and the reuse/sharing/unsafe disposal of non-sterile syringes increase the chances of transmitting bloodborne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities across the globe are now adopting the use of safety syringes in an effort to protect those susceptible to infection from needle injuries and other unsafe injection practices.
However, despite the imposement of legislations which requires healthcare facilities to use safety syringes, many healthcare workers continue to be at risk as many types of currently available safety syringes require the undertaking of a secondary action to manually engage the safety mechanism. According to the Emergency Care Research Institute, the ideal types of safety syringe would allow healthcare workers to activate the safety mechanism before the needle is removed, instead of those which retract the needle after it is removed from the patient.
Reference: Revolutions Medical