HMD wins the prestigious ‘2018 Good Design Award’ in Japan

Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices’s Safety IV Cannula - Cathy SiP Clip has won the 2018 Good Design Award (G-Mark) by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in Japan

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Mr Takashi Kobayashi from Kobayashi, Japan HMD representative collecting the Award on behalf of HMD.

New Delhi: Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices (HMD), one of the largest manufacturers of disposable syringes and the largest for auto disable syringes has been awarded the prestigious ‘2018 Good Design Award’ for its Safety IV Cannula – Cathy Sipclip. The product earned recognition in the category of Medical Care Products at the Good Design Award 2018 hosted by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in Japan.

“Japanese Good Design Award 2018 is an additional feather in the cap to the MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Plan) quality assurance certification from UL (Underwriters Laboratories, USA) and ICMED (Indian Certification for Medical Devices) certification HMD received from QCI (Quality Council of India). ICMED Certification process allowed us to build competencies and confidence needed to strive for MDSAP and winning the Indian Design Award from DIPP helped us in winning the prestigious Japanese Good Design (G-Mark) Award,” explained Mr Rajiv Nath, Joint Managing Director, HMD.

As per company, the Safety IV Cannula – Cathy SiPClip is the most revolutionary technology and patented design greatly minimizes the chances of accidental needle stick injury among health workers and nursing staff  when they attach IV Catheter and remove the blood infected needle from a patient which results in numerous unfortunate infections and even deaths, particularly in developing countries like India.

The auto protection technology of Safety IV Cannula Cathy SipClip is designed to provide Involuntary Activated Safety due to presence of a protection device SipClip which encapsulates the tip of the used needle, when introducer needle is extracted from the Catheter.

In India, around 40 million people are infected with hepatitis B and at least 6 million people with hepatitis C. About 184 000 people die each year of hepatitis B- and C-related complications – two times the estimated annual number of HIV and malaria deaths together.

Mr Rajiv Nath has urged the Government to accelerate a switch to “Auto Disable Syringes” to limit HIV and Hepatitis Epidemic. “There are villages with over half the population infected with Hepatitis or HIV due to reuse of Syringes by quacks . In order to prevent reuse of syringes and contain spread of infection, it is advisable and recommended to use AD syringes specifically designed to prevent reuse. This reuse prevention has been strongly advocated by WHO.Similarly next highest risk is accidental injury from a Needle Stick and unsafe blood exposure.”

Andhra Pradesh government has already taken a lead in this regard and has declared the State of Andhra Pradesh as Safety Injection Use State.

“HMD will continue pursuing excellence in user friendly intuitive innovative design and contribute towards our ongoing commitment of aiding access to affordable and safe healthcare for common people in India and other developing Countries” Added Mr Rajiv Nath.

The Good Design Award was founded in 1957 as the Good Design Product Selection System (or G Mark System), by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). It is the only system in Japan to comprehensively evaluate and recommend design and the G-Mark carries substantial International Prestige.