PINNIX Light Safety Blood Lancet s a plant-derived polymer lancet needle. It is shaped like the needle of a mosquito which reduces pain and individually wrapped in sterilized packs for transportation. It is used to obtain 1-50 micro liters samples of capillary blood. Interview with representative
Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO’s 2016 Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
It is being produced in Japan now. The process used is mold production by mechanical processing without MEMS. The needle shape is processed by injection molding with the mold. Interview with representative. Information on the manufacturing can also be found in a presentation by the manufacturer's authorized agent
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The product is subsidized and can be purchased/acquired directly through the manufacturer, hospital/clinic, national/international distributor, direct sales, and government agency.
Distributions to Date Status
The approximate distribution to date is 50,000.
Mainly plastics Especially the needle part is made of Polylactic Acid : (C3H4O2)n, CAS 26100-51-6 Interview with representative
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Reuse prevention method
Individually sealed and pre-sterilized packages
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
Pinnix light is a single-use automatic lancet with a needle material made from polylactic acid. The product comes in two dimensions, Width 0.4 mm(30G equivalent) and 0.8 mm (25G). It is a controlled medical puncturing device with a Japanese Medical Device Nomenclature (JMDN) code: 37243002 and a device approval number : 22300BZX00293000. '
No technical support is listed, as LightNix, Inc. states that PINNIX Light is easy to use compared to the standard lancet for minimally skilled health workers.
Single-use only, though shelf life of the technology is 2 years. Interview with representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The benefits: - Eco-Friendly: Made with biodegradable materials - Painless: Due to its mosquito-inspired shape - Disposable: Locks automatically after use, reducing the danger of infection - Individually wrapped: Clean and convenient to take anywhere
Vetted Performance Status
Product has undergone laboratory testing and user studies. The product is proven to be sterile after a 14-day culture extract test for sterility was conducted
The product is individually pre-sterilized sealed packaging for finger pricks. The lack of a blade also prevents sharps injuries and the locking mechanism prevents hazardous reuse. It is possible to prevent the secondary infection, such as HIV and HBV. The biodegradable polymer needle doesn’t leave the garbage of contaminated medical equipment. Interview with representative
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Aoyagi, S., Izumi, H., Aoki, T., and Fukuda, M., 2005. Development of a Micro Lancet Needle Made of Biodegradable Polymer for Low-Invasive Medical Treatment. The 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems. Digest of Technical Papers. TRANSDUCERS’05.. Vol. 2. IEEE, 2005.
Compliance with regulations
Approved by Pharmaceuticals Affairs Act in Japan, registered by FDA in the Philippines (MDR-02482), approved by Health Sciences Authority in Singapore (DE0016347), FDA in USA (3010183441), and FDA in Thailand (JPN5904571). Compliant with ISO7864:1993-05-15 Sterile hypodermic needles for single use Interview with representative