All Unitract® syringes have in common the following core competitive features:
Passive (Automatic) Activation of Needle Retraction Mechanism
- Passive (automatic) activation of the retraction mechanism occurs when the needle is still inside the body (pre-removal activation) to help protect those at risk of needlestick injury. An audible, tactile prompt signals activation of the retraction mechanism.
- Passive safety mechanisms do not require the operator to undertake any additional action to render the device safe and are often preferred for use.
Operator Controlled Speed of Retraction
- Operators can control the speed of passive needle retraction directly from the body by relieving thumb or finger pressure on the plunger. The ability to control the speed of needle retraction directly from the body into the barrel may help minimize the risk of aerosol (splatter).
- Unilife has the only known commercial technology which combines passive activation of the safety mechanism with operator controlled retraction of the needle into the barrel.
Tamper Proof (Auto-Disable)
- Following the passive retraction of the needle into the barrel, the plunger is automatically locked in place. This auto-disable feature renders the device tamper-resistant after use, to prevent product re-use or needle re-exposure.
- As the auto-disable feature locks the plunger, the needle tilts to one side to further minimize the risk of needle re-exposure.
Similar in Use to a Conventional Syringe
- The steps for use for Unitract® products are similar to standard disposable syringes to help minimize operator re-training and incorrect use.
- To further facilitate easy handling, Unitract® syringes have extra large flanges (wings) to optimize operator control during all stages of the injection process.
Fully Integrated Safety Features
- As the auto-disable feature locks the plunger the needle tilts to one side to further prevent needle re-exposure.