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Featured Business IdeasAntivirus – a cap to protect against needle infections

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Description: Needle stick injuries cause every year 260.000 HIV infections, 20 million Hepatitis B infections. At least 50% of injections in low-income countries estimate to be unsafe. People get infected because the needle is not separated and disposed properly after an injection. Best practices in health care recommend the segregation of needles at point of use. No satisfactory solution has been found for the disposal of needles in health posts in the developing countries. Poor handling of medical sharps brings great danger, not only the health workers, but to the society all over the world.
The Danish designer Han Pham found a simple, cheap and easy solution utilizing old cola or beer cans to dispose needles and specially developed lid to safely seal them. One click and the can is permanently sealed. The snap-lock seals the two parts together without using glue or tools. The ’collar’ of the cap is protecting the user during the needle separation process. The insertion hole is designed to separate needle and syringe at the point of use. No finger can pass through the opening. Universal warning texts and symbols on the cap are designed to prevent children and illiterates from touching the container. This way each can securely contains 150-200 used needless.
Antivirus – a cap to protect segregates and isolates the used needle securely inside the can. Thereby, it prevents the practice of re-using infectious needles. Antivirus helps health care workers and poor people in low income countries to a life without diseases. Therefore, the product is based on an empty beverage can – a highly distributed product that is available all over the world. To exploit an existing resource, a waste product, and turn it into an object that saves peoples lives, is a unique and sustainable idea.

Author: Business-Ideas' moderator
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Posting reviewed by: 1953 users
Country of business: whole world Published on: 03 July 2007
Region of business: any Posting ID: 2327
Business Sector: health care Image: save needle disposing
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