From being a life-saver to conducting advanced research, syringe pumps have played a significant role in the field of medicine for over 50 years. Just like how innovation keeps bringing in new changes in the way we live, syringe pumps have influenced scientific research as well as the way patients are treated.
The syringe pump is a kind of infusion pump originally developed to help inject drugs to patients in a well-controlled manner. Even though attempts were made to develop an infusion pump in the late 19th century, the first infusion pump was introduced in the early 1950s and was meant to be used for chemotherapy. Few years down the line, a wearable infusion pump was introduced to administer insulin to diabetic patients. With Science and Technology bringing in rapid changes in the field of medicine, computerised infusion pumps of relatively small size and better efficiencies were developed. With the advancement of computerised infusion pumps, they were more used in the field of research. However, the field of medicine saw the development of smart syringe pumps which offered more precision, control, and safety to the patients.
Syringe pumps can be broadly classified into two types – Medical and Research Syringe Pumps. The Medical syringe pumps were used to administer controlled quantities of fluids (nutrients, drugs, and blood) to the patients. Medical pumps need to be operated under the supervision of a very experienced medical staff because ignorance can lead to injury and even death at times. Research Syringe pumps are used in the field of research. Research laboratories will require very small fluid deliveries to be made for research and research syringe pumps serve that purpose.
The uses and functions of syringe pumps cannot be limited to few applications. Any application that requires precise metering at the micro and nano scales can make use of syringe pumps. In many research fields, syringe pumps serve as a precise dosing system to accurately deliver small portions of chemicals, reagents, and materials. As a result, they can be used more in the pharmaceutical, chemical industries, and material science field. They can play a crucial role in minimising errors in the field of instrument analysis and microanalysis.
Syringe pumps find profound importance in Intensive care units, operating theatres, cardio surgery units, paediatric units and in ambulances. It helps in delivering the required drugs and nutrients to the patients in a controlled manner. The pumps are usually battery operated which means even if there is a power failure, it won’t affect the functioning of syringe pumps. Even when patients are being transported from one room to another, battery operated syringe pumps finds important use.
Syringe pumps must be manufactured according to the industry standards with a high level of precision. It should be battery powered, relatively small and relatively lightweight. AKAS Medical is an ISO 9001:2000 certified critical care equipment manufacturing company that build medical equipment for use in healthcare units. With our team of experts having experience in the field of engineering and medical fields, we build medical equipments that are high on quality and exceed customer expectations. Get in touch with us if you are in want of syringe pumps and other important critical care medical equipment for your hospitals.