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While materials investigators had previously noted blunting at crack tips in some soft solids, the DuPont-Cornell team has identified a new mechanism of crack propagation that incorporates blunting.
Blue further stated, "Additionally, with new OSHA regulations that mandate the use of safety needles for nurses and phlebotomists and the amount of money invested into Bio-Plexus' blunting technology during the last 10 years we believe that their growth rate and market penetration can be impressive over the next few years".
The Safety Excalibur, featuring Bio-Plexus patented PUNCTUR-GUARD(R) internal blunting technology, is rapidly gaining popularity among healthcare workers who have used the device," said Amy Paul, Division President, Bard Access Systems.