We often report on advances in emergency epinephrine delivery, but we’ve never had occasion to address the materials that go into such devices. Until today.
Now, a UK firm promises to deliver a sustainable, carbon net-zero auto-injector that will simultaneously lower costs and impact to the environment.
The company, Eco-inject LTD, makes the following promise:
They go on to describe their offering as follows:
Eco-inject is a two-step, single-use autoinjector platform, for both 1 ml and 2.25 ml pre-filled syringes (PFS) in a single device configuration.
It pioneers a step change in autoinjector technology, drawing on a ‘first principles’ design approach, striving for sustainability and elegance while also reducing cost of goods.
Eco-inject is the first product of its kind to be both Ecofriendly and Economical.
The epinephrine auto-injector market is projected to reach $3.7 billion by 2028, translating to tens of millions lot of auto-injectors.
Considering the vast majority of the devices go unused and end up in landfills regardless of whether they are used, an eco-friendly option would certainly be of interest. But assuming an emergency epinephrine auto-injector utilizing this technology would someday be approved for use in the US, health insurance companies would likely look to the lower cost rather than eco-friendliness of the device to determine whether to reimburse patients for it.