Schreiner MediPharm, a global provider of innovative functional label systems for the healthcare industry, has developed a concept to make handling of Luer lock syringes simpler and safer for medical staff. The company’s Luer Adapter Fixation reduces the risk of incorrect or incomplete hypodermic needle screw-ins during a syringe’s insertion with a Luer adapter. The fixation system supports accurate handling in everyday healthcare settings, and protecting patients against painful or incorrectly performed injections.
Developed specifically for glass syringes, Schreiner MediPharm’s system consists of a plastic ring pushed onto the Luer adapter. By interlocking with the Luer adapter, the ring equalizes any difference in radii between adapter and syringe body. The plastic ring and the syringe body are subsequently connected via a label that fixes the Luer adapter in place. The result is an extended label area offering ample space for additional product information.
The adapter system is applied without heat, making it suitable for temperature-sensitive products. For digital applications, an RFID chip can be integrated. The Luer Adapter Fixation also is compatible with Schreiner MediPharm’s Cap-Lock, a security concept for prefilled syringes delivering reliable tamper evidence.
The Luer Adapter Fixation is well-suited to emergency medicine settings, which are prone to higher risk of application errors. In cosmetic medicine, this adapter system can help avoid needle pop-off, especially when injecting highly viscous hyaluronic acid with high exertion of force and pressure.