The retractable needle syringe
Retrago is the first automatic retractable needle syringe designed to be effective, addressing all safety issues, which put the life of millions of people at risk. The extremely simple mechanism and the reduced number of components, mostly similar to standard components, limit the production costs and to make it cost-effective, when compared to other syringes.
A 2014 study sponsored by WHO estimated that in 2010, up to 1,7 million people were infected with Hepatitis B virus, up to 315.000 with Hepatitis C, and up to 38.000 with HIV, due to unsafe injections. Occupational infections among healthcare workers result in significant financial costs for National Health Services and Insurance companies, which can add up to $1 million for tests, follow-up, disability payments, legal expenses and lost time.
How it works
After injection, the user can easily activate the mechanism with one hand
Depressing the plunger the spring engages the needle holder and pulls the needle into the plunger, while still in patient
Now the needle is safely locked and the syringe is no longer usable
Retrago is also pre-filled
Retrago is the first pre-filled safety syringe with retractable needle available on the market. It can be used for pre-filled drugs and vaccines, ensuring safety for patients and healthcare workers.