New Product Introduction (NPI) is the process that takes an idea from an initial concept through to the final product including the commercial, IP, legal, operational, marketing, sales and maintenance considerations. Many great ideas never make it through the entire NPI cycle and at CAL International we know why, its hard work!!!
CAL has brought a number of products to reality from small components as part of our Pre-emptive Maintenance Programme to highly complex, industry leading MedTech solutions such as SmartLab and Needlesmart
Since NPI requires a substantial investment of time and resources as careful planning goes into each step but obviously it helps to have done it all before. The CAL team is ready to manage the production of simple components or to support clients through the end to end process that will include marketing, sales and business personnel alongside the various solution design team members
Cal International has developed market leading, patented needle destruction technology. The devices heat hypodermic needles to over 1,300°C before compressing them into a ball, meaning it takes just a fraction of a second to convert a sharp needle into a sterile sphere of metal.
The NeedleSmart Pro’s unique data generation capability means electronic patient record information can be updated in real-time and sharps inventory can be managed through an automatic re-ordering process. Heating the needle to an excess of 1300°C means all potential harmful pathogens, viruses and bacteria adhering to the needle will be killed. Sterilising the needle to be disposed of and melting it into a safe sphere inside the product allows the waste to be disposed as non-hazardous rather than hazardous clinical waste, therefore providing considerable cost savings to health organisations.
The process can contribute to the reduction of Needle Stick Injuries (NSI) and their consequential costs as well as having the potential to reduce the cost and increase efficiency of used needle disposal.
Compressing the needle also significantly reduces the needle footprint leading to a minimum of 50% increase in needle count per sharps bin.