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Preferred by medical professionals the world over, the single-use syringe is primarily used for administering vaccination and medication. Unlike the traditional reusable syringe which would be cleaned and reused, this type of syringe prevents the spread of blood-borne diseases. The single-use syringe operates via a simple piston-pump system. After use, it is typically collected in a "Safety Box" – a special container designed for holding contaminated injection equipment – and incinerated.There are different types of single-use syringes, including small syringes (1-10ml) used for injecting medication, medium-sized syringes (10-12ml) for tubing with catheters, and large syringes (20-70ml) for the medical procedure of irrigation. Furthermore, single-use syringes are available with different kinds of tips such Luer Mount & luer Lock Tips.

The sterile hypodermic syringes for single use are preferred for the following reasons:

  • Prevent the spread of blood-borne infections and illnesses.

  • Can be mass-produced, allowing greater accessibility and easy availability.

  • Do not require cleaning or sharpening, leading to low-maintenance costs.

  • Affordable and widely available.

  • Safe for the environment as the risk of accidental contamination during the disposal process is greatly reduced.

One of the top three manufacturers of syringes and needles in the world, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD) Ltd. launched hypodermic single-use syringes back in the year 1986. Reputed for our low-cost, high-quality medical devices, we specialize in precision engineering and pioneering technologies. All our products – including syringes and needles – are designed and manufactured with the highest precision, adhering to international standards of quality and patient safety.

We at HMD manufacture three types of single-use or one-time use syringe . They are as follows:

hypodermic syringes


This is one of the most preferred single-use syringes on the Indian market. This sterile hypodermic syringe for single use is manufactured as per IS:10258/ ISO:7886-1 (the International Organization for Standardization. Furthermore, this 3-piece syringe has a coloured plunger and special inert Piston which minimizes chances of leakage. It has a shelf life of 5 years.

Dispovan Single-use Hypodermic Syringes come in various capacities – 1 ml, 2 ml, 3 ml, 5 ml, 10 ml, 20 ml, 50 ml – and types of nozzles.

hypodermic syringes

Unolok Single-use Hypodermic Syringes

This is the second variety of single-use syringes manufactured by us. Primarily used for dental and cardiac patients, this type of syringe comes with a Luer-Lock System that ensures the needle is securely fitted to the syringe, providing extra safety. It is a 3-piece syringe with a high-quality plunger and barrel for better visibility of the substance to be injected. Unolok Single-use Hypodermic Syringes are available in different capacities – 2 ml, 2.5 ml, 3 ml, 5 ml, 10 ml, 20 ml, and 50 ml.


Are single-use syringes available in different sizes?

Yes, single-use syringes are available in different sizes, The size of the barrel determines how much medication a syringe can hold, and the needle gauge determines the needle thickness. Thinner needles may be more comfortable to inject for some people.

Are single-use syringes safe?

Yes, single-use syringes ensure safety when used correctly. These syringes undergo rigorous manufacturing processes adhering to strict quality control standards. They are designed for one-time use to minimize the risk of contamination or infection.

Can single-use syringes be used more than once?

No. Single-use syringes are designed for one-time use only. Reuse can lead to the spread of blood-borne illnesses and skin diseases.

Can single-use syringes be used with different types of needles?

Yes, different types of needles can work with single-use syringes. Single-use syringes have a standard Luer slip or Luer lock connection that enables the attachment of different kinds and sizes of needles.

Can you sterilise single-use syringes?

No, single-use syringes are not meant to be used once. Hence they are dispensed after proper sterilization They are typically made of substances that might not tolerate sterilization, including intense heat or harsh chemicals. (No, single-use syringes are meant to be used once only. Hence they are dispensed after proper sterilization)

How do single-use syringes work?

Single-use syringes consist of a plastic barrel, plunger, and needle. The plunger is first pulled back to draw the medication into the barrel and deliver the drug through the needle.

What are single-use syringes made of?

Single-use syringes are typically made of polypropylene, which is transparent, durable, and chemical-resistant. The plungers and needles are made of stainless steel or other metals, ensuring strength and sharpness for effective injections (need to be changed). Typically syringes are made up of three parts: barrel, plunger, and needle. The barrels and plungers are made up of non-toxic, medical-grade polypropylene and the needle is made up of stainless steel.  

What are the benefits of using single-use syringes?

Single-use syringes enhance patient care and healthcare practices by reducing the risk of infection and cross-contamination.

Whether it is acceptable to re-use contaminated single-use syringes?


Why are single-use syringes important in healthcare?

Single-use syringes are essential in the healthcare field for several reasons. These syringes are designed for single use to stop the spread of diseases by facilitating vaccination for both immunization and curative fields. They promote patient safety by reducing the risk of contamination and needlestick injuries.

Why are syringes single-use only?

Syringes are designed to be used only once to reduce the risk of (infection and) cross-contamination. The single-use syringes (are dispensed after proper sterilization). So, they ensure the highest level of safety and hygiene during medical procedures.


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