Health Canada Approves MediPurpose’s SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancet License
Enables Immediate Distribution of 28-Gauge Fingerstick Devices in Canada
ATLANTA, SINGAPORE and OTTAWA, Ontario—MediPurpose, a medical product manufacturer and master distributor, today announced that Health Canada has approved the company’s medical device license for SurgiLance™ Lite safety lancets. The approval permits MediPurpose to market SurgiLance Lite in Canada.
SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are 28-gauge fingerstick devices, introduced in the United States in 2015 as an expansion to MediPurpose’s flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet portfolio.
Engineered to minimize pain when performing frequent low-volume blood collections—such as for glucose testing—SurgiLance Lite is available in three configurations, differentiated by their cartridge colors and penetration depths:
- SLL140 (yellow/1.4 mm)
- SLL180 (gray/1.8 mm)
- SLL220 (orange/2.2 mm)
As with the classic SurgiLance, SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are sterile, pre-armed and single-use medical devices that prevent accidental sharps injuries before and after activation.
Expanded Choices for Canadian Safety Lancet Customers
MediPurpose has marketed its classic SurgiLance safety lancet in Canada since 2001 when it first received Health Canada’s approval. Company founder and CEO Patrick Yi said he is looking forward to providing safety lancet customers with SurgiLance Lite’s expanded choices.
“In recent years, 28-gauge safety lancets have become increasingly popular because their needles are extremely thin and minimizes pain, which is a very preferable quality for frequent fingerstick users that only require a minimal amount of blood,” said Yi.
“We believe that SurgiLance Lite offers ideal solutions for this market segment, and we will continue to listen to our Canadian customers to potentially introduce models with other preferred penetration depths and needle gauges,” said Yi. “We are looking forward to it earning the same popularity in Canada as the classic SurgiLance.”
For more information about all SurgiLance safety lancets—including no-cost product samples—please visit www.medipurpose.com/surgilance.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is a boutique medical product company with offices and partnerships in the United States, Canada, LatAm, EMEA and Asia.
Specializing in safety sharps devices such as our flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet and the popular babyLance™ safety heelstick (acquired by Clinical Innovations in July 2016), we also offer affordable high-quality MediPlus™ Advanced Wound Care products. Our newest product is the Anzen™ safety scalpel with a reusable metal handle similar in weight and balance to traditional metal handle scalpels. It was engineered using the feedback of surgeons and surgical techs to ensure an intuitive design that is easy to use and feels familiar and comfortable.
Our Medical Device Innovation and Medical Product Distribution divisions provide R&D and commercialization consultation for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical product markets—which includes angel funding, feasibility studies, manufacturing support and market launch, among other services.
For more information about MediPurpose, please visit medipurpose.com.