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 1-50microliters 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.
PINNIX Light can be used in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Federated States of Micronesia, USA. Interview with representative
The retail price for this technology is under 0.25 USD while the list price is 0.42 USD. Interview with representative
Other commercially available blood lancets
Goal 3 promoting good health and well-being. Used for examination of diabetes, prevention of HIV, HCV, and HBV infection, and examination of infectious diseases such as viral hemorrhagic fever.
This product is meant for either untrained or trained users.
Being produced in Japan now. Mold production by mechanical processing without MEMS. The needle shape is processed by injection molding with the mold. Interview with representative
The product is patent protected under Medical Lancet.
The product is subsidized and can be purchased/acquired directly through the manufacturer, hospital/clinic, national/international distributor, direct sales, and government agency.
The approximate distribution to date is 50,000.
[options list] Pending
Material: Polylactic Acid Widths Available: 0.4 mm (30G), 0.8 mm (25G) Interview with representative
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
– 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
Product has undergone laboratory testing and user studies, though none are officially published.
Not available (listed as confidential)
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
Aoyagi, S., Izumi, H., Aoki, T., and Fukuda, M. 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, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. TRANSDUCERS’05.. Vol. 2. IEEE, 2005.
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
Laboratory testing and user studies to ensure product compliance with regulations
Evidence has been collected to meet the following standards:
– ISO10993-1:1997: GLP test
– ISO 11137-1,2:Sterilization of health care products-Radiation Part 2 : Establishing the sterilization dose 7 Method 1 : dose setting
– ISO7864:1993-05-15 Sterile hypodermic needles for single use
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