The results consistently indicated that Austrian users found babyLance to be satisfactory for:
-?Safety: babyLance's safety features protected the user from accidental needlestick injury
- Training: babyLance's instructions for use (IFU) and intuitive design fostered ease of use
-?Ergonomics: The device and its packaging were comfortable and easy to use
-?Trigger: The new "pull-back" trigger was comfortable and easy to use
-?Usage: Compared to the user's current device, babyLance was easy to use, and its precise incision provided an adequate volume of blood for collection
Notably, the studies returned a perfect score for safety and a 94-percent score for ease-of-use, ergonomics and performance tests.
"We were delighted with the very positive responses from babyLance's clinical use tests in Austria," said MediPurpose founder and CEO Patrick Yi, who led the heelstick design team. "Along with validating the numerous improvements we made to the new babyLance, it was affirming to learn that Austrian neonatal nurses were enjoying the same levels of experience with the device as nurses in the United States."
According to the case study, heelstick devices have not yet become a prominent device for infant heelstick incision procedures in Europe, which can be performed several times a day to collect blood samples. Rather than heelsticks, European caregivers typically use fingerstick devices (such as the SurgiLance safety lancet).
"It is our hope that European nurses will continue to discover the wealth of advantages with using a safety heelstick instead of a fingerstick," said Yi. "Among other reasons, infant heelsticks--such as babyLance--are precisely engineered to reduce trauma to an infant's heel, yet providing adequate volumes of blood for collection."
About babyLance Safety Heelsticks
The new babyLance safety heelstick is a fully redesigned iteration of MediPurpose's original safe, easy and effective heelstick device.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is an innovative medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.
Known for its popular babyLance safety heelstick, SurgiLance safety lancet and MediPlus advanced wound care products, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and distributors.
MediPurpose's Medical Device Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.
For more information about MediPurpose's medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com.