Making the announcement, President and 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 our Insulin Syringes to patients and healthcare providers in India on this World Diabetes Day, with an aim to raise the bar for patient comfort. Following the FineGlide® - Sterile Pen needles that we launched in India last year, this product is an addition to our Diabetes care portfolio.”
It is estimated that close to 100 million patients in India have Diabetes, of which about 14% patients require insulin daily to manage the disease. Elaborating on the need, Ashit Sikka, Senior Director: PSD -India & China said, “With a growing number of patients requiring insulin injections on a daily basis, it’s important that the device delivers the intended medication precisely and with ease thereby empowering patients/ caregivers to manage drug administration accurately, yet conveniently.”
Insulin Syringe is the latest addition to the Life Care Solutions division of Terumo Medical Care Solutions. Designed to have a 3-bevel super sharp needle with high-grade silicone surface, the syringe is gentle and more comfortable for patients. Its unique feature with plunger retention technology avoids spillage and wastage of dose. The product is available in both U 40 and U 100 scale markings, having multiple needle sizes (Gauge and Length).
As an offering of Terumo Corporation, the Insulin Syringe brings along a 102-year legacy of trust and care. These syringes along with the company’s Pen needles - FineGlide® will also be available as a standalone product in all major pharmacies across 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.