2012-15-0618
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BD AutoShield™ Duo

Safety Pen Needle

In-house design

Tieming Ruan, Steve Richards, Sweden

Honourable Mention
The BD AutoShield Duo Pen Needle helps eliminate accidental injuries thanks to automatic dual-end protection: after use, both ends of the cannula are safely shielded. On the patient end, a red indicator band confirms the activation of the safety mechanism. On the pen end, the activation of the shield is indicated by a recoiled orange-coloured shield, which covers the needle after it is disconnected from the pen.

Statement by the jury

»In the eyes of the jury, the pen needle’s automatic shield function is a useful control system that greatly enhances health care worker and patient safety.«

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