The Biojector® has FDA clearance for delivering subcutaneous or intramuscular injections of liquid medication, including vaccines and other injected medications.
Because there is no needle, the Biojector® provides healthcare workers with an unparalleled level of protection against accidental needlestick injuries. In high-risk situations, such as delivering injections to patients known to be infected with HIV or Hepatitis, the Biojector® is an ideal injection system.
The Biojector® works by the same principle as all of Bioject's needle-free injection systems: by forcing liquid medication through a tiny orifice that is held against the skin. This creates a very fine, high-pressure stream of medication that penetrates the skin, depositing medication in the tissue beneath.
The system has three components: a durable injection device, a disposable needle-free syringe, and a CO2 cartridge.
Unique Injector Design
The Biojector® 2000 injector is designed with rugged construction for use in professional healthcare settings. Each device is thoroughly tested and rated to deliver over 100,000 injections. The Biojector® was ergonomically designed for right or left handed users.
Sterile, Single-Use Biojector® Syringe
The Biojector® is the first needle-free injector in history to deliver medications from a sterile single-use syringe. This plastic syringe is the only part of the system that comes in contact with the patient's skin. After each injection, the used syringe is discarded and a new one is inserted for the next injection. Because the syringe is needle-free, it does not have to be discarded in a "sharps" container, decreasing the amount of costly, hazardous "sharps" waste.
Intradermal injections are shallow, delivering medication between the layers of the skin. A successful intradermal injection creates a "wheal," or raised bump on the skin.
This type of injection is very difficult to administer with a traditional needle because of the high level of skill and accuracy required. Since the layers of the skin are so thin, it is easy to accidentally punch through to the deeper subcutaneous layer when using a needle. Bioject's prototype needle-free intradermal injection system may prove to be a faster and more repeatable method for administering this type of injection.
The intradermal layer may be a more effective location for the delivery of certain vaccines, particularly DNA-based vaccines. The reason for this is that the dermis has a higher concentration of antigen-presenting cells (APCs), an important part of the immune system that helps the body to form responses to infectious agents.
Although the intradermal layer has been known to be a more favorable site for vaccine delivery for some time, most vaccines are still delivered to the intramuscular or subcutaneous layers because intradermal injections are so difficult to administer in routine clinical practice. Bioject's goal for its needle-free intradermal injection systems is to develop a reliable, repeatable method for quickly and accurately delivering injections to the intradermal layer.
The Biojector® is energized by a small CO2 cartridge. Each CO2 cartridge delivers between 10 and 15 injections with proper technique. Replacing the CO2 cartridge is a simple procedure, described in the Biojector® instruction manual. The CO2 never comes in contact with the medication.
The Biojector® Tank Adapter adds the convenience of a large CO2 tank to the Biojector® 2000 System. For mass immunization programs, such as for military troops, the Tank Adapter offers a major logistical advantage by eliminating the need to replace CO2 cartridges.
Easy to Use
Using the Biojector® 2000 to deliver injections is easy. Just follow these simple steps (for full instructions, see Biojector® 2000 Instruction Manual):
Preferred by Patients
In numerous surveys conducted by Bioject, patients consistently prefer the Biojector® 2000 over needle-and-syringe. Most patients fear the pain and discomfort of needle-based injections. However, Bioject does not claim that its systems are painless. Some medications and vaccines, for instance, can cause burning and stinging sensations because of their formulations, which are independent of the injection method. For highly needle-phobic patients, such as small children, the Biojector® has optional "Elephant Ears," which can help reduce anxiety.
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