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ENTRY TITLE

No-Hypo
IDEA BY: Shaan Hooey LOCATION: Canada CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY TITLE

No-Hypo
IDEA BY: Shaan Hooey
LOCATION: Canada
CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY DESCRIPTION

No-Hypo is an much more user-friendly EpiPen-like device that injects glucagon into Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics who experience hypoglycemia, which can be the difference between life and death for diabetics when brought to market.

Currently, one must inject glucagon into a diabetic by extracting a sterile fluid with a needle, injecting the fluid into the container holding the glucagon powder, shaking the newly mixed substance, extracting the newly-formed substance with the needle, and then injecting it into the diabetic’s buttocks, arm, or leg. My product, called “No-Hypo” is a very stepwise process. Within the “No-Hypo”, there will be one chamber for the crystallized glucagon powder and one chamber for the liquid diluent. Separating these two chambers would be a physical barrier made out of a non-reactive substance (ie. stainless steel). Towards the bottom of the pen, there would be a needle, although, for safety reasons, the needle would be covered with a cap that should only be removed when attempting to inject the patient. Finally, there would be a red button at the end of the pen. The four procedural steps on the pen would be entitled “Remove”, “Push”, “Shake”, and “Inject”, in the sequential order. At this point, the user would remove the cap of the “No-Hypo”. Then, they would push the button and the barrier would retract, leaving the diluent and the glucagon powder to mix. They would then shake the pen for 10 seconds to ensure the mixing of the diluent and the glucagon powder. Finally, they would push the button again to inject the needle and the dose of glucagon into the diabetic. The whole process should take less than 1 minute. In comparison to the current process, we offer a solution that can be the difference between the life and death of thousands of diabetics. I have the idea, I have done the research. Now, funding is essential in taking my product to the next level so I can make a global impact.