Uniject Nonreusable Syringe

PATH

The [Uniject™ autodisable injection system ](http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php “http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php”) is precisely filled with a single drug dose, ensuring that the correct amount of drug is delivered and that none is discarded unnecessarily. It cannot be reused, eliminating the possibility of disease transmission. And it reduces the burden on health systems by combining the vaccine, needle, and syringe into a single unit.

Product description

The [Uniject™ autodisable injection system ](http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php “http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php”) is precisely filled with a single drug dose, ensuring that the correct amount of drug is delivered and that none is discarded unnecessarily. It cannot be reused, eliminating the possibility of disease transmission. And it reduces the burden on health systems by combining the vaccine, needle, and syringe into a single unit.

Target region(s)
Distributors/implementing organizations

[The Uniject device is licensed to Becton Dickinson.](http://sites.path.org/technologysolutions/files/2012/01/Technology-Updates_web_Oct-18-2011.pdf “http://sites.path.org/technologysolutions/files/2012/01/Technology-Updates_web_Oct-18-2011.pdf”) BD manufactures and distributes Uniject to vaccine and pharmaceutical producers which then are given to public health programs. [Hepatitis B vaccine and tetanus toxoid](http://www.path.org/publications/files/TS_update_uniject_vaccine.pdf “http://www.path.org/publications/files/TS_update_uniject_vaccine.pdf”) are available from manufacturers in India and Indonesia.

Market suggested retail price

MSRP depends on type of medication in the syringe. The syringe along with 2 5-IU ampoules of oxytocin is [about $1.00 USD in a hospital.](http://www.path.org/publications/files/TS_oiu_cost_guatemala.pdf “http://www.path.org/publications/files/TS_oiu_cost_guatemala.pdf”)

Competitive landscape

Dose Right Syringe Clips

SDG targeted

Goal [3] (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ “http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/”): to improve and promote good health.

Ensures accurate drug delivery for treatment or vaccination efficacy. Eliminates the possibility of disease transmission.

Target user(s)

[Health care workers](http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php “http://www.path.org/projects/uniject.php”) delivering immunizations and treating patients in low resource settings. Women seeking access to birth control.

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