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Auto-destruct syringes are developed by simple modification on regular syringes, and they will self-destruct after using, which therefore completely eradicate syringe reuse. The similar cost of the syringes to the regular ones enables them to be extensively used in less developed areas to alleviate the disease.
The operation of the syringes is the same as the regular ones. When the injection is done, the plunger is pushed to the end of the syringe tube and pierced by the needle end, which is then plugged up by the plunger material. The plunger made of soft material can be easily cut off.The needle is no longer usable and self-destructed.