Syringes remain an integral part of the medical industry, yet they are often an afterthought in the R&D or production phase.
William Foley, Air-Tite Products
With the wide variety of options available on the market containing fundamental differences in design and composition, can the syringe selection affect the end-product?
It’s possible to manufacture a syringe from many different materials – metal, borosilicate glass, COP, COC, and Zylar, to name a few. However, the more common syringes are plastic disposables for single use. Disposable syringes allow the user to worry less about cross-contamination, particularly important when dealing with toxic or infectious materials. Most of the single-use, disposable syringes are made of polypropylene. While not appropriate for every application, disposable syringes are typically an inexpensive option for many laboratory uses.