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2009-10-25 19:01:00

COPENHAGEN, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk has been awarded a Good Design Award(TM)(1) for NovoTwist(TM), the new needle designed for use with the insulin delivery device FlexPen(R). The needle, which has a simple 'just twist' attachment and detachment, makes injection easier for people with diabetes. The Good Design Award(TM) (also known as G-Mark Award)(1) from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization is a mark of true quality and gives recognition to the...

2009-08-04 10:26:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Direct Relief International announced today the launch of a new nationwide program to help people with insulin-dependent diagnosed diabetes who have been affected by the current economic crisis to manage the disease. BD has pledged to donate 5 million insulin syringes and pen needles through Direct Relief to more than 1,000 community health center and free clinic partners...

2009-03-19 12:10:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert to healthcare professionals, reminding them that single-patient insulin pens shouldn't be shared. The FDA said insulin pens and insulin cartridges shouldn't be used to administer medication to multiple patients due to the potential risk of transmitting blood-borne pathogens. Officials explained insulin pens are pen-shaped injector devices that contain a disposable needle and either an insulin reservoir or an insulin cartridge. The...

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2008-01-08 11:30:00

Painful injections and blood draws may soon be a thing of the past. New polymerization technology may cause the sting of a needle piercing the skin to disappear. For years, biomedical engineers have made attempts to develop a way to deliver drugs intravenously without pain. Until now their closest creation has been a metal microneedle which tends to break upon impact with skin. Roger Narayan and his team of researchers at the University of North Carolina and Laser Zentrum Hanover have...


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