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Owen Mumford wins Red Dot award in product design for Unifine® Pentips® Plus pen needle

On the awards’ 60th anniversary, Owen Mumford has been announced winner of the Red Dot Award in Product Design for its Unifine® Pentips® Plus pen needle, designed for the treatment of diabetes.

With its unique integrated disposal chamber, the Unifine® Pentips® has been carefully designed to encourage more frequent needle change and to reduce penetration and glide forces for a more comfortable injection experience.  The medical device manufacturer won the award within the Product Design category which saw a total of 4928 entries, from 56 countries, judged by a panel consisting of respected design professors, designers and specialist journalists.

Jarl Severn, CEO of Owen Mumford commented, “We are both delighted and immensely proud to have been chosen for such a world renowned award for design. We have always focused on designing the next ‘big idea’ and have invested significantly in our Research and Development capabilities to support this.” Severn continued, “Our mission is to provide solutions that will exceed expectations, encourage adherence and improve quality of life; the Unifine® Pentips® Plus pen needle is a great demonstration of this, right from initial design concept through to manufacture.

Richard Walker, Global Product Manager for Drug Delivery Products added, “The initial concept behind Unifine® Pentips® Plus was to make the injection process as easy and comfortable for the end-user as possible, which plays an integral part in encouraging good self-management practices. The research and design team went back to the drawing board to create a completely new solution for the long established, standard insulin pen needle market sector. Unifine® Pentips® Plus is proven (1) to encourage better needle change behaviour and for our design to be recognised by the judging panel at Red Dot, is great news.

The Unfine® Pentips® Plus pen needle is available in a range of lengths from 4mm 32G to 12mm 29G and available for sale in Europe, North America and Asia with our local China office launching Unifine® Pentips® Plus to their market this month.

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  1. 2013 Independent study by Healthcare Research Worldwide: The impact of Unifine® Pentips® Plus on needle changing behaviour. 2014 Independent Melab GmbH Test Data.