South African Engineers Invent Cheap and Reusable Alternative to the EpiPen
Posted on : 06-06-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A South African team of biomedical engineers has created a cheaper version of the EpiPen that is used to treat anaphylactic shock.   The South African device is called the ZiBiPen, and it administers a shot of adrenaline as a replaceable cartridge that costs around $16.00. The pen itself will cost $80.00. The ZiBiPen’s developers have been working with it in their laboratory at Medical Devices Lab in Cape Town to see if they can give their product a five-year lifespan.   The EpiPen, which is the best-known auto-injector, by…
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