Uganda’s Phillip Mukoza Mpaata becomes country’s first pharmacist to hold patent for dosing device.
His drug dosing device for liquid medicines was early this year patented in the UK. The patent for Syringe Operated System (SYROPS) was granted by the UK patent office on January 26, 2016 with subsequent publication in the UK Patents Journal on February 24, 2016, reports Daily Monitor.
The device is a new concept for a smart dosing system which is advancement from conventional dosing which is primarily done using syringes and spoons.
The patent is the first of its kind to be awarded to any Ugandan pharmacist.
According to Mpaata, his invention features a closure system and dispensing device all in one system.
“Current children dosing systems, especially oral syringes and clic-loc closures do not feature a child safety or resistance feature in a single incorporated design, neither do they feature a child safety/resistance mechanism to keep both the syringe and the clic-loc intact as a single unit on the device,” he says. This is a breakthrough since the traditional syringe was invented in the 1950s.
It is also the first dosing technology to feature and propose the integration of ISO standards for child resistance and Class 1 medical device design.