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Increased Safety for Drug Compounding

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines a Closed System Drug-Transfer Device (CSTD) as a drug-transfer device that mechanically prohibits the transfer of environmental contaminants into the system and the escape of hazardous drug or vapor concentrations outside the system.

Equashield brings to market the only closed-back Syringe Unit, protecting from rod plunger contamination and the release of hazardous particles from the back of the syringe. Specifically, EQUASHIELD® syringe units maintain a closed pressure equalization that prevents the escape of vapors and aerosols during compounding and administration. 


This unique dual-needle, air-to-liquid exchange system—combined with a closed-back sterile air chamber behind the syringe—ensures that pressure is equalized in a system throughout the hazardous drug handling process.

Unlike bulky balloon systems, EQUASHIELD® has streamlined the design, making it sleek and easy to use. This intuitive tool saves valuable time during preparation and administration.

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