This innovative easy-to-use device will deliver pain-free insulin injections to dogs and cats with diabetes. Here’s how you can invest in this game-changing new technology.
Diabetes affects nearly one million dogs and cats in North America, and these animals require an average of two injections a day. Compliance from clients is crucial so diabetic pets stay healthy, but many clients face emotional and physical difficulties giving a dog or cat painful insulin injections with common syringes – syringes which really haven’t altered significantly in nearly 170 years.
Now all that is about to change. PKA SoftTouch Inc. has been working on an innovative pain-free, pre-filled insulin injection device that will deliver virtually pain-free injections. With your help, the company is advancing towards veterinary clinical trials and the device is expected to be on the market by the end of 2020.
Old technology vs. PKA SoftTouch
As every veterinarian knows, using a traditional syringe is a multi-step process requiring two hands. First, the correct dosage must be pulled from the vial of medication. Then the practitioner or client must find an area with loose skin on the dog or cat, and, after pulling that section of skin between their fingers, they insert insert the needle, taking care to not inject it through their own skin and into their fingers. Next, the plunger is pulled back slightly; if blood is seen, the needle must be removed and re-inserted. Finally, once the injection process is finished, the cat or dog must be checked to ensure there is no blood or medication leaking from the injection site.
Now imagine a process that allows a client to pet the dog or cat with one hand, while giving him an injection he doesn’t even notice with the other hand. That would never happen with an outmoded syringe! Here’s why:
How to use the PKA SoftTouch alternative
- Remove the prefilled device from the sterile package.
- Detach the safety cap that prevents accidental actuation.
- Place the device against any area where there’s skin, like a tummy that’s being rubbed.
- Press the plunger – the medication is delivered painlessly in 1 to 1.5 seconds while your dog or cat continues to enjoy his belly rubs.
- Replace the safety cap and toss the device in any trash receptacle – no sharps disposal required!
Why is PKA SoftTouch pain-free?
How does the PKA SoftTouch work without causing pain? Unlike a traditional needle that reaches the nerves (Figure 1), this microneedle penetrates only 1.5 mm into the skin layer (see Figure 2), and injects the medication into the interstitial fluid, so it causes no pain. In addition, the drug reaches its therapeutic level twice as fast as when injected by a syringe (see Figure 3). After the injection, the needle automatically retracts back inside the device, and with a pull of the plunger, locks safely in place inside the microneedle device.
As PKA SoftTouch moves into its veterinary clinical trials, the company is currently running an “Equity Crowdfunding Campaign”. This campaign will allow the company to raise funds in order to move forward – the investor also gets shares and becomes a part owner in the program. To find out more, visit the equity campaign page at https://frontfundr.com/company/pka or the company website at www.pkasofttouch.com.
Once veterinary trials are completed, PKA SoftTouch will move on to human clinical trials, and then the worldwide market. The company strongly believes their device would also be the perfect vehicle to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine once it’s developed; since it’s pre-filled, pain-free and easy to use, with no need for sharps disposal.
The PKA SoftTouch technology will be a real disrupter in the syringe market. Don’t miss your chance to get on board!