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Sting Vaccination System
Winner - Bronze
Designer: Chris Natt
Design Type: Health, Medical Device
Company / Organization / School: Chris Natt Design
In the developing world, the intentional re-use of needles and syringes in therapies and vaccination procedures contributes significantly to the spread of blood-borne infections. Sting focuses on a cartridge based system were a reusable “master syringe” allows empty or pre - filled cartridges of a fixed volume containing vaccines to be administered. The self containing nature of the design makes it safer to dispose of or temporarily stored in an area that lacks clinical waste facilities than a standard syringe. The proposed design achieves a 2/3 reduction in the material needed to produce hardware for 100 injections and the overall quantity of parts required to produce the hardware per injection helping reduce the cost required to give an injection.