Our CSTD

Our CSTD

The EQUASHIELD® CSTD with its closed-back Syringe Unit covers more routes of exposure than alternative systems. Our state-of-the-art products are both a design and engineering feat—with our pressure equalization technology fueling everything we do.

Our CSTD is the Most Closed System on the Market

Is the only fully closed system due to our closed back syringe and pressure equalization technology. Our state-of-the-art products are a design and engineering feat, putting the future of compounding and administering hazardous drugs, in your hands.

OUR CSTD

How it works

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The EQUASHIELD®  
Syringe Unit

EQUASHIELD® Syringe Units maintain a closed pressure equalization that prevents the escape of vapors and aerosols during compounding and administration. A unique dual-needle, air-to-liquid closed exchange system, combined with a closed-back sterile air chamber behind the syringe, ensures that pressure is equalized in a closed system throughout the hazardous drug handling process.

Fully-Closed

Our fully self-contained Syringe Unit with welded connector and closed back prevents the escape of vapors and aerosols into the environment.

Dry Disconnections

During disconnection, dual membranes prevent any contact between the drugs and the outer surface, leaving the contact area safe and free of drug residues.

Needle Safe

Needles remain fully shielded and safe from exposure at all times, preventing needle stick injuries as well as leaks, aerosols, or spills.
Our Core Components Of Safety
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Syringe Units

Fully encapsulated Syringe Units prevent syringe plunger contamination caused by hazardous drug handling. The system is equipped with a built-in closed pressure equalization with sterile air. Unlike regular syringes our encapsulated syringe prevents accidental pulling-out of the plunger, which allows for safe full volume usage of the syringe (up to 60mL). The connector is permanently welded onto the syringe and houses shielded needles to prevent the risk of accidental needle sticks.
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Vial Adaptors

Our Vial Adaptor prevents angled or off-centered spiking of the vial stopper, providing a safe and contamination-free vial access port for the Syringe Unit. As part of EQUASHIELD®’s connector system, the vial adaptor’s elastomeric membrane serves a dual purpose; to serve as a microbial barrier preventing microbial ingress for up to 7 days and to remain drug residue-free for 10 repeated connections.
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Spike Adaptors

EQUASHIELD®’s Spike Adaptors are designed to firmly connect between any standard IV bag and tubing set, enabling the safe transfer of medication dose into the IV Bag. Recognizing that there are variations among various IV Bag manufacturers and that no one IV port fits all bags, EQUASHIELD® produces two Spike Adaptors, SA-1T for regular ports and SA-1 for larger ports. On the other hand, the SA-W is designed for safe and cost-effective withdrawal of diluent for reconstitution with Syringe Units (SU).
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Female Connector Swivel (FC-1s)

FC-1S provides a connection at the end of an IV line that cannot be disconnected, ensuring compliance during administration and reducing the risk of accidental disconnections. FC-1S is a free swiveling connector designed to prevent unintended disconnections.
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Female Luer Lock Connector (FC1)

Our Luer Lock Adaptor and Female Luer Lock Adaptor are designed to convert any standard luer lock port into a closed system connection that is both dry and leak-free.
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Luer Lock Adaptor (LL1)

Our Luer Lock Adaptor and Female Luer Lock Adaptor are designed to convert any standard luer lock port into a closed system connection that is both dry and leakage free.
Flexible Administration Solutions
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Secondary Tubing Set Thin

SA-1ST

EQUASHIELD®’s Tubing Sets contain EQUASHIELD®’s Spike Adaptor integrated with a tubing set with a drip chamber. These sets are designed to fit into any standard IV bag, enabling safe and efficient transfer of medication dose into the IV Bag. Recognizing that there are variations among various IV Bag manufacturers and that no one IV port fits all bags, EQUASHIELD® produces two Secondary Sets, SA-1ST for regular ports and SA-1S for larger ports. These sets help optimize the time and cost of drug delivery via Secondary IV Infusion.
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Luer Lock Y-site

LL-1Y

LL-1Y is a Y-Site Tubing with a bonded EQUASHIELD® Luer Lock Adaptor, a female luer lock and a male luer lock with a vented cap, along with a clamp.
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Luer Lock Adaptor DC (Double Connector)

LL1-DC

Our Syringe to Syringe Adaptor is ideal for connecting and safely transferring medication between EQUASHIELD® Syringes, also known as the QS procedure. This adaptor makes the transfer between syringes easy with fewer components to retrieve, open and assemble.
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Luer Lock Protective Cover

LL1-PC

EQUASHIELD’s Protective Plug is designed to fit EQUASHIELD® Female Connectors (FC-1 and FC-1S) and Syringe Units (SU). The protective plug (PP-2) is pre-assembled onto EQUASHIELD® Female Connectors. PP-2 is also available in individually wrapped packaging.
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Catheter adaptor

LL-1C

Our Catheter Adaptor is ideal for administering drugs using a Foley catheter for bladder instillation procedures. The LL-1C adaptor comes with a pre-bonded EQUASHIELD® male luer lock adaptor to a conical catheter adaptor, saving valuable setup time and preventing opportunities for accidental luer disconnections and spills.
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Male Priming Connector

MC-2

Male Priming Connector is designed to enable priming of primary and secondary lines with EQUASHIELD® Female Connector effortless and free of spills.
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Protective Plug

PP-2

Our Protective Plug is designed to fit EQUASHIELD® Female Connectors (FC-1 and FC-1S) and Syringe Units (SU). The protective plug (PP-2) is pre-assembled onto EQUASHIELD® Female Connectors. PP-2 is also available in individually wrapped packaging.

INNOVATION

Unique Pressure Equalization Preventing the Escape of Vapor

Unlike bulky balloon systems, EQUASHIELD® has streamlined the design by creating a unique closed internal equalization system which makes it sleek and easy to use.

EQUASHIELD® is a Barrier type CSTD which internally equalizes pressure differentials, using a unique encapsulated syringe containing a sterile air chamber and a dual needle design, enabling an air to liquid exchange.
This unique system eliminates additional steps when equalizing pressure within the system.

To offset the pressure differential during withdrawal, the short needle draws medication out of the vial while the air needle replaces the liquid with an equal amount of air to maintain equilibrium. The sterile air is automatically drawn from the syringe's sealed air chamber and injected into the vial. During reconstitution of lyophilized powder, the process is reversed; the short needle injects liquid into the vial, while the long air needle offsets overpressure by drawing toxic vapors into the air chamber at the back of the syringe. EQUASHIELD® ensures constant equilibrium.

2,000+ Clients Worldwide

We have clients in the most prestigious hospitals in the world who are eager to sing the praises of EQUASHIELD®.

Compounding solutions in your hands

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Assessing the Efficiency of CSTDs for Compounding

Ensuring the safe handling of hazardous drugs must be a primary concern for every health care worker who comes into contact with these medications. Given the inherent risk involved in administrating hazardous drugs, a fully closed system provides healthcare workers with  protection and peace of mind.
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Specs

Fully-Closed

EQUASHIELD®  prevents more routes of exposure than alternative systems, using our closed-back Syringe Unit. It is FDA cleared under the ONB code for CSTDs. 

Secure

EQUASHIELD® prevents vapor escape, plunger contamination and accidental pulling-out of the plunger, allowing for safe and full use of syringe volume (up to 60mL).

Time Saving

Studies illustrate our standout compounding efficiency. Fewer steps means reclaimed time. 

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