The brief was to create a single-use needle that could be made safe after administration and prevent re-use.
While looking for a solution we had to ensure that the product could be used with standard luer-lock syringes and needles, unit cost was also critical.
We drew on our experience of making mass-produced consumer products to develop a solution which could be easily manufactured and used only 3 plastic components. Utilising our in-house 3D printing capabilities also enabled us to develop the product in a short timescale. The nature of the final design solution was modular in nature, enabling several iterations of the product to be produced.
The resulting designs were subsequently patented giving the client a valuable asset.