Recycling is great. But not when it's syringes


Running Time
18m 24s


Marc Koska
Inventor & Founder of SafePoint


Mark tells us of his life’s work in preventing the spread of disease through the use of ‘recycled’ syringes, and the development of the single use syringe that has saved an estimated 10 million lives.

Marc Koska noticed a big problem in 1984. The problem now results in twice the number of deaths that are caused from Malaria.

He invented the K1 syringe which is now made under license by some of the biggest medical device companies in the world.

Getting this to market took 17 years and the three billion made since then have resulted in saving 15 million fatal infections in the developing world.


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