Making the announcement, Managing Director of Terumo India, Mr. Shishir Agarwal said, “Patient comfort and convenience are critical attributes that have significant impact on their adherence to therapy. We are delighted to introduce FineGlide™ to patients and healthcare providers in India as it raises the bar for patient comfort.
It is estimated that close to 78 million patients in India are having Diabetes, of these about 12% patients require insulin daily to manage the disease and also there are other therapies wherein self-injection – pen devices require these needles which are used for drug delivery.
Elaborating on the need further, Ashit Sikka, Senior Director: TPS -India & China said, “With a growing number of patients requiring sub-Q delivery of medication for diverse medical conditions on a regular basis, the need for self-injection is growing significantly, both in India and globally. It is therefore important that patients/ caregivers are empowered to manage drug administration accurately, yet conveniently. We believe that FineGlide™ provides patients with such a much-needed option.”
FineGlide™ is the first product from the Life Care Solutions division of Terumo Medical Care Solutions being launched in India. Designed as a 3-bevel super sharp needle with high-grade silicone surface, FineGlide™ is gentle and more comfortable for patients. It’s built with Thin Wall Technology to ensure greater flow rate and provides better penetration requiring lesser injection force when compared with other alternatives on the market. Compatible with most commonly available pen devices in India, FineGlide™ is available in multiple sizes ranging from 4 mm to 12.7 mm length and 29-32 Gauge thickness to suit varied applications.
As an offering of Terumo Corporation, FineGlide™ brings along a 100-year legacy of trust and care. The needles are available in the Indian market bi-packed with some major pharmaceutical companies along with their products requiring self-administration with pen device. Now, FineGlide™ will also be available as a standalone product in all major pharmacies across India. For more details about the product visit: https://www.terumoindiaskilllab.com/products/fineglide
About Terumo India
Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 30,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care, and peritoneal dialysis treatments. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.