The Sustainable Choice
For clinics and medical facilities, the SMS-100 can reduce sharps regulated medical waste by as much as 97% as compared to standard sharps containers! Add recycling of the plastic syringe bodies, and your sustainability program will be significantly impacted.
Better safety for employees and for the community. Reduced environmental impact. Reduced risk and financial costs. That's the triple bottom line, and that's good for all of us.
For home users, you want to protect yourself and your loved ones – both the two-legged and the four-legged kind. The SMS-100 with our special low-monthly-lease pricing and sharps-by-mail return and replenishment service, will give you the peace of mind that you are doing the right thing for those you love and care about, and for the environment.
Sharps Waste – A Safety, Financial and Environmental Challenge
Approximately 10 billion used syringes are discarded in theU.S. every year. Such volume produces enormous risks for patients, home syringe users and their families, and healthcare workers.
It is estimated that 800,000 and possibly up to 2.5 million accidental needle stick injuries occur each year. Injuries are traumatic and potentially life changing for the victim, and tremendously costly for employers.
And, the waste? It is staggering at roughly 100,000 tons and half a million cubic meters of dangerous medical waste every year.
The SMS-100 is designed to be used with most standard syringes. It is configured to remove needles ½” to 1 ½” lengths, 18-31 gauge, from syringes of volumes of .3cc-20cc.
The product ships with a rechargeable battery and UL-approved AC-powered recharging system. Each charge provides up to 72 hours of battery life. The time in between charges can be extended by powering down the device after use.
Extracted needles are safely stored in a self-locking cartridge which prevents tampering with or opening the container. The cartridge is made of puncture resistant, leak proof ABS plastic. The SMS-100 is an FDA 510K cleared (K001853) Class II device and is patent-protected in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Hong Kong.
Size: 6.87”L x 4.25”W x 6.87”H Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Total Voltage: 15V, 650 MAH.
Battery Pack: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), recyclable pack of 10, 1.5V AA.
Wall Charger: (Inverter) Input 100-240V; 50-60 HZ; .3A. Output: 17V, .07A; Right angle mount
Needle Cartridge Size: 3.66”L x 2.06”W x 2.75”H
Sharps Free is a medical product engineering company that designs and markets devices to help reduce the risks of accidental needle-stick injuries by providing a more safe and effective way to dispose of used syringes.
Our primary focus is to help eliminate risks faced by healthcare employees and waste management workers, we also recognize the increasing need for efficient and effective disposal methods to protect those who self-inject medications in the home and their loved ones. As increasingly strict legislation and government regulations expand to protect those who handle medical biohazards, solutions such as the SMS-100 are critically needed in clinical and home settings.
Gary founded Sharps Free, Inc. and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Development Engineer. Mr. Miller has over 45 years of electro-mechanical engineering and product development experience for companies such as Apple, HP, Sun Micro Systems, Sony, and Honeywell, as well as institutions such as Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Labs. He has also founded and managed several companies during his career.
Steve joined the MedTech Systems team as an advisor in 2017 before becoming President in 2019. Most recently he founded Optima Advisory, LLC, an HR services company based in Minnesota after serving in various HR leadership roles over ten years at Andersen Corporation, a large window and door manufacturer based in Minnesota. During his 27-year career, he has worked across a variety of sectors and industries as a management consultant, entrepreneur, and operational executive.
Daniel joined MedTech Systems as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2019. He brings a 27-year track record of healthcare experience, starting in medical sales for Medtronic, later acquired by Empi, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. He later worked for Sight Path Medical and Hutchinson Technology (TDK) before starting a home healthcare company in 2001. After serving thousands of families and employing several hundred caregivers over the course of 17 years in business, he sold his businesses in 2018 to pursue his next business venture.