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Secure Container For Discarded Hypodermic NeedlesContainer designed for safe retention of discarded blood-collecting hypodermic needles and similar sharp objects used in life-science experiments aboard spacecraft. Needles inserted through self-closing lid and retained magnetically. They are inserted, sharp end first, through spring-loaded flap. Long needles and needles on syringes cannot turn around in container. Can be emptied, cleaned, and reused. Used on Earth to provide unusually secure containment of sharp objects.
Document ID
19920000725
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Lee, Angelene M. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 16
Issue: 11
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
MSC-21776
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.