Our Product — the PKA Micro-Needle
Developed to replace the traditional syringe, the PKA Micro-Needle is a small, disposable device that painlessly and safely injects premeasured, pre-loaded medication. The device combines the applicator and the drug in one easy-to-use dose. This is injected directly beneath the skin layer, rather than into the muscle or fatty tissue. Because the micro-needle is so tiny, it only injects into the skin 1.5mm, thereby avoiding the nerves that cause pain, while delivering medication quickly and effectively.
The device is comprised of a top cap with a singular plunger, inner chamber, bottom chamber, springs, medication bubble made of special plastic film, and a needle of pharmaceutical-grade stainless steel.
Proven research shows that the Micro-Needle’s shallow drug delivery process improves the body’s medication uptake without causing pain. The patient never sees the needle, which has the added benefit of reducing needle phobia.
Traditional Syringe vs PKA SoftTouch
SYRINGES ARE PAINFUL & INDIRECT
Conventional methods of injecting drugs go through the skin deep into the subcutaneous tissue and interfere with the nerve endings. This causes pain and results in less direct dispersal of the drug.
PAIN-FREE SHALLOW INJECTION
The PKA SoftTouch Micro- Needle is the only patented device that injects the drug directly into the skin layers avoiding the nerve endings and the sensation of pain.
RAPID DISPERSAL OF DRUG
The big difference with a shallow injection is that the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, allows rapid dispersal of the drug into the bloodstream.
How it Works
There are three primary methods by which drugs may be injected: intramuscularly, subcutaneously, and intradermally. Most injections are subcutaneous and penetrate 8 mm or more into the skin and underlying tissue. The intradermal PKA Micro-Needle penetrates only 1.5 mm into the epidermal layer of the skin targeting the interstitial fluid between the epidermis and dermis. This has three major benefits:
The skin has no nerve endings and the shallow entry does not reach the nerves in the subcutaneous tissue so it is virtually painless.
Faster dispersion of the drug.
Since the skin is the largest organ in the body, it disperses the drug into the bloodstream twice as quickly as a subcutaneous injection. The enhanced uptake, bioavailability helps to improve health management.
Increased flexibility of injection sites.
The PKA Micro-needle can be administered to almost any area of the body — many more than the usual five sites of subcutaneous injections, which are often overused.
The unique PKA Micro-Needle device combines the applicator and drug in one pre-measured dose, which is easily administered into the skin. The needle is fabricated and mounted in the centre to prevent the obstruction of the injection channel while penetrating the skin.
The pressure required to administer the drug is minimal. Since the drug doses are pre-measured in the PKA Micro-Needle and ready for use, there is no mess, no over- or under-dosing, and best of all, no pain. Different dosages will be indicated by coloured caps, providing drug dosage accuracy and a level of safety currently unavailable.
After use, the needle is retracted into the housing and locked inside. This is critically important since it means no sharp disposal is required.
Remove from its sterile wrapper.
Remove the Safety Cap.
Place anywhere on the bare skin.
Gently press with thumb.
Remove from the skin.
Discard in any waste basket.
ROOM TEMPERATURE-STABILIZED INSULIN
Dr. Modi has invented a way to reformulate insulin that will stabilize it at room temperature. This achievement provides major benefit for the micro-needle device, as it will not need refrigeration for an extended period. This allows the patient to easily carry a number of devices, and to control their insulin requirements while they are away from home.
Medical professionals are using evidence based medicine to discover new technologies that can help our patients live better and healthier.I am excited about a new technology to deliver a painless and safe injection. A pre-filled disposable micro needle delivers an Intradermal dose of medication. Pre-filled devices reduced costs and chance of a medication error . The disposable syringe provides safety for users . A 1.5 mm Micro-Needle provides a painless delivery system , making needles no longer an obstacle for many.
The co founders are experts in their field with years of experience in research and development of medical devices. Dr Pankaj Modi (scientist and diabetic medical specialist) and Richard Crawford (engineer and entrepreneur) are dedicated to establishing a new, safe, painless and cost-effective delivery device to improve health care for the future.
Dr. Allen Greenspoon, Founder of HCHC Family Health Organization