There are an estimated 800,000 needlestick and other sharps related injuries each year in the US alone. Accidental needle stick injuries endanger the lives of medical professionals who may contract blood borne diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, from contaminated needles.
High Plains Technology Group was formed to develop new equipment for orthopedic medicine. We polled a number of orthopedic surgeons and asked them to pose their most difficult problem. The vast majority described problems with surgical fasteners.
A number of technologies are available that allow hydrophilic drugs to be absorbed through the skin rather than the GI tract. Transdermal delivery through the skin has a number of advantages over oral delivery, including better absorption,
The inflatable clean room is meant to be a simply and rapidly deployed structure that provides maximum isolation/containment or isolation/protection from viral, bacterial, or chemical agents that could be encountered in areas where protection measures cannot be provided by conventional institutional facilities.
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