Guide to Non-Coring Needles

All implanted ports must be accessed with a non-coring needle, sometimes referred to as a Huber™ Needle. Non-coring needles are manufactured by many companies with each having specific features.  You will need to have knowledge of the brand used in your institution and reference the manufacturer’s instructions for use.  Non-coring needles come in many sizes to fit the depth of the port and viscosity of the infusate.  Several companies have developed power injector ports used for injecting contrast materials in enhanced imaging procedures.  These power ports must be accessed with a power non-coring and extension.  Always use safety engineered devices for needlestick prevention.

Please note: These lists are for reference and educational use only. Pedagogy does not recommend the use of any product or product manufacturer. 

Guide to Non-Coring Needles

Below is an overview of the safety non-coring needle devices available on the market. 

Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc

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K Shield®
Port Access Infusion Sets – Standard


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LifeGuard-Safety.jpg LifeGuard Safety Huber Needle
LifeGuard Promotional Literature PDF

Bard Access Systems - Bard Safety Port Access Needles

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EZ-Huber.jpg EZ Huber™ Safety Infusion Set
HuberPlus.jpg HuberPlus™ Safety Infusion Set
HuberPlus™ Safety Infusion Set Brochure 
HuberPlus™ Safety Infusion Set Guide  
MiniLoc.jpg MiniLoc™ Safety Infusion Set
MiniLoc™ Safety Infusion Set Guide
SafeStep.jpg SafeStep™ Huber Needle Set
SafeStep™ Huber Needle Set Guide

Bard Access Systems - Bard Power Injectable Port Access Needles

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PowerLoc-EZ.jpg Powerloc® EZ Safety Infusion Set
Powerloc® EZ Safety Infusion Set Guide
PowerLoc-Max.jpg Powerloc® Max Safety Infusion Set
Powerloc® Max Safety Infusion Set Guide
PowerLoc-Safety.jpg Powerloc® Safety Infusion Set
Powerloc® Safety Infusion Set Guide

B-Braun Safety Huber Needles

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Surecan™ Safety II Port Access Needle
Surecan™ Safety II Port Access Needle Training Video
Surecan™ Safety II Port Access Needle Brochure
Surecan™ Safety II Port Access Needle FAQ’s
WHIN® Safe Huber Needle
WHIN® Safe Huber Needle Brochure
WHIN® Safe Huber Needle Guide

Smiths Medical

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GRIPPER PLUS® Safety Needles
GRIPPER PLUS® Safety Needles Guide
GRIPPER MICRO® Blunt Cannula
GRIPPER MICRO® Blunt Cannula Guide

Osiris Medical

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Empress-Safety.jpg Empress Safety Huber Needle
Training Demonstration and Video
Empress/Osiris Instruction sheet PDF

Are you a manufacturer of a Non-Coring Needle that isn't listed here? Please contact us at and we would be more than happy to list your device as well. 

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