New syringe allows one-handed, precision injections
A novel syringe developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center enables users to safely perform one-handed injections with improved control. The new syringe is particularly useful in several delicate medical procedures, like correcting crossed or lazy eyes in children. The syringe frees up the other hand to safely secure the injection site, allowing doctors even more precision.
Led by pediatric ophthalmologist Donny Suh, M.D., the inventors gathered hands-on feedback from a wide range of clinical specialists to create an elegant working prototype. While the design facilitates the comfortable operation of the syringe with one hand, it can still be used as a traditional syringe.
This technology has potential applications in ophthalmology, ear-nose-throat, rheumatology, plastic surgery, and self-injections, among others. Currently, there is strong clinical interest in using this syringe for the delicate delivery of therapeutics for the treatment of acute macular degeneration. We are in discussions with a large pharmaceutical company in Europe and are looking for a partner to manufacture prototypes for further evaluation.
To discuss licensing opportunities contact Tyler Scherr, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-2140.