Gerresheimer Gx InnoSafe — The first easy-fill syringe

Passive needle protection system

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Gx Innosafe safety syringe
The Gx InnoSafe safety syringe is the first syringe with a passive needle protection system to be launched on the market. In addition to the safety features, it can be processed on all existing filling lines without any additional preparation or assembly steps.

The Gx InnoSafe safety syringe is the first syringe on the market with an integrated passive safety system. Nurses are among the occupational groups with the most frequent cuts and puncture wounds. This can lead to infection with dangerous pathogens such as hepatitis B and C viruses or HIV. Its function prevents someone from accidentally injuring themselves on an already used syringe by an unintentional needle stick, as the needle is fixed in a sleeve after use. In addition to these unique safety features, a special feature of the Gx InnoSafe syringe is that it can be processed on all existing filling lines without any additional preparation or assembly steps. Furthermore, it complies with all regulations without any additional investment.

“Any bottler (pharmaceutical company) can easily fill the InnoSafe safety syringe on
existing syringe filling lines without any investment. It is precisely this feature of the Gx
InnoSafe syringe which distinguishes it from conventional safety syringes and makes it a
world first,” says Wenzel Novak, global senior director of business development at
Gerresheimer in Bünde.

Gx InnoSafe ready-to-fill process

Gx Innosafe Syringes
Components of the Gx InnoSafe safety syringe

Gx InnoSafe is a passive integrated safety system that prevents unintentional needlestick
injuries and eliminates reuse. The tested and simple design eliminates incorrect operation
of the unwanted triggering of the safety syringe. The safety system is assembled fully
automatically in Gerresheimer’s RTF (ready-to-fill) process. The syringes are packaged,
sealed and sterilized. The Gx InnoSafe is supplied in the established, ISO-compliant
packaging consisting of a nest and tub. Filling equipment adaptation is not required in
pharmaceutical filling compared to normal cannula syringes.

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