Life Saver

Corrosion-resistant stainless steel needles in epinephrine injection pens remain sterile until needed

Thom Loree - November 30, 2010


The emergency injection of a drug to counter severe allergic reactions provides one example of a lifesaving application of hypodermic needles. The EpiPenĀ®, invented in the mid-1970s, uses a sterile needle made of nickel-containing stainless steel.

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Given successful test experiences to date, it is abundantly clear that 3D printing and nickel-containing alloys will be critical to the future of U.S. space travel for decades to come.