Bridgewater, New Jersey – April 22, 2016: Nipro North America, a division of Nipro Medical Corporation, announced the launch of the SafeTouch Safety Needle, featuring an easy to use anti-needlestick safety design.

The SafeTouch Safety Needle is the newest addition to Nipro’s portfolio of Medical-Surgical device offerings. “Nipro has been providing quality needles for over 50 years, and we are excited to introduce the latest product in our line of SafeTouch devices. The SafeTouch Safety Needle’s ease of use safety mechanism and low bevel profile is optimally-designed for the safety of both patients and clinicians,” commented Karl Neubner, Corporate Accounts Manager, Nipro North America.

The SafeTouch Safety Needle’s safety shield can be easily activated with one hand, following the removal of the needle. The safety shield visually and audibly locks into place, protecting the user and patient from the risk of accidental needlesticks. “Safety is one of our core values and the addition of the SafeTouch Safety Needle reinforces our commitment to supporting a safer healthcare environment,” said Joe Dawson, Sr. Vice President, Nipro North America.

The SafeTouch Safety Needle is available in a wide range of sizes, from 18 – 30 gauge, and is compatible with all ISO 594 compliant syringe hubs. For more information on Nipro’s Medical-Surgical products, please visit www.nipro.com.

About Nipro Medical Corporation

Nipro Medical Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of medical devices. The Company is committed to educating customers and delivering innovative, high-quality and value-added solutions to improve patient care. Nipro Medical Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nipro Corporation, headquartered in Osaka, Japan.