Retractable Technologies, Inc. of Little Elm, TX at MEDICA 2021 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair
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Retractable Technologies, Inc.

511, Lobo Lane, 75068 Little Elm, TX
USA
Telephone +1 888 7031010
Fax +1 972 2923600
rtisales@vanishpoint.com

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This company is co-exhibitor of
Messe Düsseldorf North America

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MEDICA 2021 hall map (Hall 16): stand G20-4

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MEDICA 2021 fairground map: Hall 16

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In 1989, Retractable's founder, Thomas J. Shaw, saw a television news segment about a doctor who had contracted HIV from an accidental needlestick injury. The doctor complained that design engineers were insensitive and unresponsive to the dangers faced daily by frontline healthcare workers.

Shaw, a mechanical and structural engineer, was struck by the doctor's criticism and felt compelled to act. After spending a year developing preliminary design concepts, Shaw was awarded a grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to further develop his design concepts. Later he was awarded an additional grant to commercialize the production of one of his retractable syringe designs and to produce products for clinical trials.