SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Earns ‘Perfect Score’ for ‘10 Golden Rules of Safety’ - MediPurpose
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SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Earns ‘Perfect Score’ for ‘10 Golden Rules of Safety’

New White Paper Demonstrates Single-Use Fingerstick Device’s Adherence to Safe in Common’s Guidelines for Sharps Safety

ATLANTA and SINGAPORE—MediPurpose™, a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, today announced the publication of a new white paper, Safe in Common’s “10 Golden Rules of Safety”: How Well Does SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Compare?

The white paper outlines sharps safety advocate Safe in Common’s guidelines for sharps safety devices and evaluates how well the SurgiLance™ safety lancet adheres to them. Further, it provides references to publications that provide additional background and evidence for the claims and arguments made on SurgiLance’s behalf for each rule.

“If Safe in Common’s ‘Top 10 Golden Rules for Safety’ can be considered a scorecard for sharps safety devices, the SurgiLance safety lancet arguably earned a perfect score, and this white paper explains why we believe so,” said MediPurpose founder and CEO Patrick Yi.

“As a manufacturer and master distributor of two safety needlestick devices—the SurgiLance safety lancet and the babyLance™ safety heelstick—MediPurpose closely follows and supports such advocacy,” said Yi. “In fact, the original SurgiLance One-Step fingerstick device was introduced in the United States at approximately the same time as the passage of the U.S. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act in 2000.”

Yi also said that both SurgiLance and babyLance have U.S. FDA 510(k) clearances with sharps prevention indications, which permits MediPurpose to legally market them as “safety” devices in the United States.

About SurgiLance™ Safety Lancets

SurgiLance safety lancets are single-use fingerstick devices, used for the collection of blood from the fingers of adults and children.

Known for their safety, comfort and ease-of-use, SurgiLance safety lancets do not require arming. Activated by pressure against a finger, they feature sterile needles and blades that are retracted and concealed before and after use.

Available in seven models, each is primarily identified by its incision’s average penetration depth:

  • SLN100 (1.0 mm)
  • SLN170 (1.7 mm)
  • SLN200 (1.8 mm)
  • SLN240 (2.2 mm)
  • SLN300 (2.8 mm)
  • SLB200 (1.8 mm)
  • SLB250 (2.3 mm)

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About MediPurpose

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.

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