Owen Mumford launches Unistik Touch lancet
OXFORD, England — Medical device maker Owen Mumford has announced tha launch of its new Unistik Touch, a touch-activated lancet that uses the company’s Comfort Zone Technology.
“Unistik Touch is our first touch activated lancet, which is built on our already trusted platform, Unistik3 device. Unistik Touch has been created specifically with the end-user's needs in mind,” Owen Mumford’s senior global product manager Tania Mackenzie said. “Being touch-activated means there are fewer steps for the end-user to make when sampling blood and with the addition of our Comfort Zone Technology, is designed for a more gentle experience”
The comfort-enhancing technology uses a series of eight raised dots on the end of the lancet that reduces pain from the needle when pressed against the sample area.
The lancet will be available initially in the United States, with global distribution planned for 2016. The lancet is available in 18-, 21-, 23-, 28- and 30-gauge sizes.