The easy-to-learn technique permits seven doses to be extracted out of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine vial by controlling the air consumption within the vial and is an additional enchancment from utisiling a particular sort of syringe to extract six.
The Danish firm RobinTech has developed a technique that may extract an additional dose out of each vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The know-how of the Dragør-based agency RobinTech permits well being employees to extract seven doses out of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine vial as a substitute of six, TV2 reported.
According to RobinTech’s estimates, this technique will improve Denmark’s COVID-19 vaccine capability by 270,000 doses for April and May alone.
The technique utilises a vaccine container, a syringe, and a smartphone to improve the extraction of the doses from the vials. The key to the tactic is controlling the air consumption within the vial, its angle throughout extraction, and the place the vaccine is drawn from. The technique is touted as straightforward to be taught and takes well being personnel about an hour to grasp.
RobinTech head Martin Vesterby referred to as the invention “typically Danish practical thinking”.
Vesterby steered the tactic has thus far solely been tried with the Pfizer vaccine, however might theoretically work for all vaccines.
At current, RobinTech is in negotiations with the State Serum Institute and the Capital Region relating to the potential of deploying the tactic nationwide.
Originally, every vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was designed to include 5 doses, nevertheless it was subsequently reported that six doses may very well be extracted if utilizing a sure sort of syringe. The firm later thought of transport fewer vaccines, considering there was an “additional” dose in every vial.
So far, Denmark has managed to vaccinate some 415,000, or roughly 7.1 % of its inhabitants. Overall, the Scandinavian nation has seen over 233,000 circumstances and over 2,400 deaths.