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Websitepenblade.net
CategoryHealth/Fitness
Phone(385) 312-0484
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Park City, USA
PO Box 980632
Park City, UT, 84098
USA

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TOTAL $1.12M
FUNDING TOTAL $1.12M
Venture Round, 2/2014
$1.12M

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PenBlade

Current safety scalpels are not reducing scalpel injuries. The inadequate designs of currently marketed safety scalpels often fail to prevent and can even be the cause of injuries. Poor ergonomics and flimsy construction coupled with unsafe operation has resulted in unacceptably low adoption rates in all healthcare settings, especially in operating room and non-hospital applications. In 2011 the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia drafted the consensus statement and call to action that resulted from information presented at the 2010 conference, “Tenth Anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act: Mapping Progress, Charting a Future Path.” Since that time this document has been endorsed by the American Nurses Association and nineteen other nursing and industry associations. In recognition of the fact that scalpel injuries have not dropped, and in some cases have increased, since the passage in 2000 of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act the document recommended that:

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