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Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices wins 2018 Good Design Award in Japan


HMD’s Safety IV Cannula – Cathy SiP Clip has won Award (G-Mark) by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion

Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd (HMD), one of the largest manufacturers of disposable syringes in the world and the largest for auto disable syringes has been awarded the prestigious ‘2018 Good Design Award’ for HMD’s Safety IV Cannula – Cathy Sipclip earning recognition in the category of Medical Care Products at the Good Design Award 2018 hosted by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in Japan.

Japanese Good Design Award 2018 is an additional feather in the cap to the MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Plan) quality assurance certification from UL (Underwriters Laboratories, USA) and ICMED (Indian Certification for Medical Devices) certification HMD received from QCI (Quality Council of India). ICMED Certification process allowed us to build competencies and confidence needed to strive for MDSAP and winning the Indian Design Award from DIPP helped us in winning the prestigious Japanese Good Design (G-Mark) Award”, explained Rajiv Nath, Jt Managing Director of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices.

HMD’s Safety IV Cannula – Cathy SiPClip, minimises the chances of accidental needle stick injury among health workers and nursing staff when they attach IV catheter and remove the blood infected needle from a patient. Reportedly, the auto protection technology of Safety IV Cannula Cathy SipClip is designed to provide involuntary activated safety due to presence of a protection device SipClip which encapsulates the tip of the used needle, when introducer needle is extracted from the catheter.

Rajiv Nath, a strong advocate for preventive measure of blood borne infections like needle stick injury by sharps injury prevention (SIP) and of injection safety is seeking a National Swach Injection Abhiyan. He has urged the government to accelerate a switch to ‘Auto Disable Syringes’ to limit HIV and Hepatitis Epidemic. Andhra Pradesh government has already taken a lead in this regard and has declared the State of Andhra Pradesh as Safety Injection Use State.

The Good Design Award was founded in 1957 as the Good Design Product Selection System (or G Mark System), by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).

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