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EK-JECT

Prefilled,Single use, Auto dispose, low cost, blow fill seal, Self service vaccine applicator that protects caregiver from needle pricks.

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one to two sentences (required 350 Characters)

We aim to use Ek-ject to decentralise immunisation by empowering caregivers with a self service applicator. This reduces pressure on immunisation camps, makes vaccination accessible and convenient for caregivers leading busy lifestyles and relieves them of anxiety related to hygiene and contamination.

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

1)The innovation is for urban dwellers whose lifestyles are getting busier by the day. Most of them also live in nuclear families. Kids are sent 8-10 hour schools. In the midst of this, accommodating regular vaccination camp schedules can be challenging. Also due to increased awareness, they are concerned about hygiene and contamination issues faced by mass vaccination camps. Kids are also not very comfortable getting injected by a stranger at the camps. This reduces demand for vaccines. 2) the innovation caters to young caregivers till the age of 40 who are also parents to the kids. They live in cities in nuclear families and both parents work. Kids are sent to whole day schools so they are looked after in their absence. For such people, it is challenging to visit vaccination camps with fixed schedules on a working day, stand in a queue, deal with concerns regarding hygiene and contamination and their kids' insecurities of a stranger injecting them, all on a working day. Ekject is a self service applicator that they can buy from a local pharmacy, and administer to their kids at their own convenience with the assurance that it has been done hygienically and without stressing the kids as they would be more comfortable in a known setting getting vaccinated by their own parents 3)Ekject is a Prefilled,Single use, Auto dispose, low cost, blow fill seal, Self service vaccine applicator that protects caregiver from needle pricks. Vaccines are generally intramuscular injections that are very easy to administer. Caregivers do not need special training to use them. 4) Ekject is manufactured and filled with the drug in a sterile environment and in a tamper proof container. Caregivers have to simply twist off the needle cover,stick the needle into the glutes or arms of the kid at a 90 degree angle, press the dose chamber to collapse and evacuate all the drug in it. The needle is then covered by a built in cap using a simple mechanism after which it can be safely disposed. Since the needle is moulded into the container, it can not be separated and reused. 5) Blow fill seal is a proven, sterile, and robust technique of packaging drugs. Some other innovations like BD uniiject are already developing as easy, single use applicators. 6) By decentralising the process of immunisation in urban areas in Gavi countries, access to immunisation becomes more convenient and less resource intensive. It also addresses concerns of caregivers regarding vaccination.

Which part(s) of the world does this innovation target?

  • Southern Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Northern America
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • South-eastern Asia
  • Southern Asia
  • Western Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Northern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe

Geographic Focus

Europe, South Africa, Asia and America

Stage of Innovation

  • Blueprint

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Worxwell Innovation is a team of 3 people, Vivec Rehman (self), Harshada Patil and Tanveer Khorajiya. Vivec Rehman is an industrial designer with over 6 years of experience and has designed over 80 products. Harshada Patil is a Qualitative researcher who works mainly in the education and social sectors. Tanveer Khorajiya is a mechanical engineer with formal training in prototyping and 3 years of experience. You can see our work at www.worxwell.in

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

The idea is unique as it tries to address all the different concerns of caregivers in a single cost effective package. Convenience, Hygiene and Efficiency is the key to achieving higher acceptance of vaccines. Worxwell innovation has dedicated vendors for prototyping, tooling development and manufacturing. We also have access to urban caregivers in metropolitan and well as growing cities. The idea is unique as it not only focuses on cost reduction but also addresses concerns that caregivers have regarding immunisation camps. It empowers them by decentralising the process and making vaccination convenient, easy and safe. Using the Blow fill seal manufacturing process sterility, robustness and single use of the package is ensured.

What is the name of your organization

Worxwell Innovation. Website : www.worxwell.in

Explain your organization (250 characters)

We are a primarily a product design consultancy that has developed this Ekject as an in-house idea by applying our technical know-how and design skills.

Type of Submitter

  • We are a Private sector corporation

Organizational Characteristics

  • Product design Consultancy

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

We are a team of 3 people, one of which is a woman and is an important contributor to the development process with her analytical inputs. We are focused on creating an environment conducive to innovation that includes inputs from all gender to make our solutions more inclusive.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

We are based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat , India. We have access to a huge manufacturing support and are in close proximity to major cities of India.

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • Less than 5 people

Website URL

www.worxwell.in

Scale of organizational work

  • National (expansive reach within one country)

Tell us more about you

Worxwell Innovation is a team of 3 people, Vivec Rehman (self), Harshada Patil and Tanveer Khorajiya. Vivec Rehman is an industrial designer with over 6 years of experience and has designed over 80 products. Harshada Patil is a Qualitative researcher who works mainly in the education and social sectors. Tanveer Khorajiya is a mechanical engineer with formal training in prototyping and 3 years of experience.

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Attachments (1)

Ekject Presentation.pdf

Descriptive explanation of Ekject

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Hi vivec rehman 
As the challenge is coming to a close, please make sure you have answered all the questions in the Public and the Privately Submitted section.

A few general pointers you should check for in your final submission:
[1] How your innovation solves the challenge problem?
[2] Working of your prototype and its pilot stage?
[3] Does the solution fit in the highly mobile urban settings and how it can prove to be low cost?
[4] How the solution caters to the gender equity by having an inclusive approach?
[5] About your team and your working relation with your partners?

The submission deadline is 5pm PST on Wednesday April 10th/ 1:00am CET on Thursday April 11th.
Feel free to make the necessary changes to your application and hit the submit button before the deadline.

All the best!
OpenIDEO Community Team

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