NZ firm wins US award animal vaccine safety injector

17-01-2011 | |

Agritech company, Simcro, has won a United States international Good Design award for design distinction. The Hamilton-based company has been awarded a prestigious 2010 Good Design award for its animal vaccine safety injector, Sekurus, launched last year.

Now in its 60th year, the Good Design Awards are held annually and are the oldest and the world’s most recognised programme for design excellence. The awards are organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.
For 2010, the Museum received a record number of entries from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries.
In November 2010, the jury met in New York and selected over 500 product designs and graphics from over 36 nations worthy of the Good Design award. As an award-winner, Simcro will be invited to exhibit Sekurusat the Good Design Show in Chicago later this year.
The companyprovides customised animal health delivery solutions, such as safety injectors and drench guns, to the pharmaceutical industry.
Sekurus self-tenting safety injector
The Sekurusself-tenting safety injector has a radically different design. It features a patented ‘self-tenting’ needle guard and two-step mechanism that allows the operator to tent the animal’s skin and deliver the correctly-measured dose of vaccine in a one-handed action.  This means the other hand can be kept away from the injection site virtually eliminating the risk of accidental self-injection.
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