FDA approves safety device that prevents needle sticks

Prism Medical & Design, based in Coral Springs, Fla., earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its ProteXsureSafety Capsule System.

The disposable system contains 100 protective capsules used to cover a needle prior to disposal, reducing the risk of needle sticks for healthcare workers, caregivers and waste management workers.

Once a needle is placed into the device and covered with a capsule, the ProteXsure Safety Capsule System automatically advances to the next capsule, allowing healthcare workers to safely operate the device with one hand.

The company did not specify when it would launch the device.

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