The Sharp End

Nickel-containing stainless steels make the hypodermic needle a life-saver

Dean Jobb - November 30, 2010


Practically everyone has been on the receiving end of a hypodermic needle. It’s a workhorse in the medical world, delivering drugs and inoculations, drawing blood samples, and generally saving lives. The hypodermic needle is a simple device – a thin, hollow metal needle attached to a plastic plunger – but it’s an essential part of today’s medical toolkits.

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