Needle Shade

Brief Description
Applications:
This invention relates to relieving the apprehension and anxiety associated with the sight of a needle piercing the skin. This is especially the case with children receiving injections as well as during self-injection of medication. Due to this fear and hesitation, compliance with a medication therapy would also be adversely affected.

Advantages:
The present invention provides a means to obscure the intimidating sight of a needle piercing one?s skin/flesh and greatly reducing the apprehension to receiving an injection of a required medication. Level of compliance with a therapy would also increase with the use of this simple device.
Patent Information:
Title Country Patent No. Issued Date
Needle Shields for Self-Injection United States 8,545,455 10/1/2013
Category(s):
Therapeutic
For Information, Contact:
John FahnerVihtelic
Senior Licensing Manager
University of Rochester
585.276.6600
john.fahner-vihtelic@rochester.edu
Inventors:
Sarah Walsh (Formerly Szucs)
Keywords:
Drug Delivery
Medical Device
Pediatric