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Tokyo (Reuters)-Japan’s Terumo said on Tuesday that it has developed a new type of syringe that can extract 7 doses from each bottle of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer, at least more than the current syringe can inject. one dose.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health told Reuters that the Ministry of Health approved the design on Friday and Terumo will start production at the end of March. Kyodo News reported the progress first, and Kyodo News said that Terumo’s goal is to produce 20 million vehicles this year.
The vaccines produced by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are packaged in vials, which were initially marked to hold five doses. You can use a special syringe to draw six doses, called low dead zone, which can reduce the amount of vaccine left in the syringe after use.
Japan started using Pfizer’s vaccine to vaccinate COVID-19 last month. The minister in charge of this work, Taro Kono, said on Friday that some shots may be wasted due to a shortage of special syringes.


Post time: Mar-24-2021