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11 February 2013

Food Allergy News Bit: New Epinephrine Injector & Delivery System Being Developed

Maria Pitallano and Erin Fong, two industrial designers, have come up with a new personal epinephrine injector and epinephrine public injector system: the Epi Inject. Their personal epinephrine injector design won a SPARK International Concept Award in 2011. 

They are seeking financial support to help pay for the patent for their two designs and are hoping to partner with a pharmaceutical company. To read more about their work or to contribute toward the patents, please visit the Epi Inject page on indiegogo.

To my untrained eye, the personal injector reminds me of the photos of Auvi-Q I have seen, though I have not seen the Epi Inject or Auvi-Q in person. Personally, I am very intrigued by the public Epi Inject. I wonder if that would be a good tool for restaurants to have on hand.

What do you think?

Here are some additional sites with information on Maria and Erin's project:

YANKO DESIGN:
http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/07/14/the-whenever-wherever-epi-enjector/

SPARK AWARDS
 (won both Spark! and Gold award):
http://www.sparkawards.com/galleries/index.cfm?entry=3480
http://www.sparkawards.com/galleries/index.cfm?entry=3479

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS:
http://www.cca.edu/academics/industrial-design/gallery/56999?page=0

COROFLOT:

http://www.coroflot.com/mpitallano/Epi-Inject-Epinephrine-Auto-Injectors

TREND HUNTER:

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/epi-inject
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