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1. (WO2005030303) SYRINGE WITH RETRACTABLE NEEDLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/030303    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2004/004071
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2005 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 24 01:59:59 CEST 2004
IPC: A61M 5/31
A61M 5/315
A61M 5/32
A61M 5/50
Applicants: NMT GROUP PLC
WRIGHT, Alastair, Douglas
Inventors: WRIGHT, Alastair, Douglas
Title: SYRINGE WITH RETRACTABLE NEEDLE
Abstract:
A syringe (1) comprises a barrel (2) having a needle (23) engaged in a glass hub (19). The glass hub (19) is retractable under the action of a spring (30) towards the trailing end of the syringe. The glass hub (19) is restrained against movement towards the trailing end by a crown (10) which is removably attached to the glass hub (19). A plunger (36) engages the crown (10), removing it from the glass hub (19) and allowing retraction of the needle (23). A core (45), removably attached to the end of the plunger by a resiliently deformable member, is then removed from the plunger, allowing the glass hub (19) and the needle (23) to be retracted into the plunger under the action of the spring (30).