BD 320119 – Ultra-Fine Insulin Pen Conventional Needle 31g 5mm 1200/Ca


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BD 320119 – Ultra-Fine Insulin Pen Conventional Needle 31g 5mm 1200/Ca

320119 – BD Ultra-Fine Mini Pen Needles 5mm x 31G

BD Ultra-Fine Nano Pen Needles 4mm (5/32″) 32G

BD Veo insulin syringes feature the shortest BD Ultra-Fine needle, 53% shorter than the 12.7-mm needle. This length is supported by recent recommendations published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that advocate using the shortest needle first-line for all patient categories. Preferred by most patients over their current needle length, BD Veo insulin syringes provide approximately 8x-lower risk of intramuscular injection compared to a 12.7-mm needle.

  • Greater Efficacy: Efficacy equivalent to longer needles
  • Patient Choice: Preffered by over 80% patients
  • Less intimidating: Less intimidating for patients
  • Packaging contains end user directions and information.

Reduced risk of hypoglycemia

Longer needle lengths may lead to frequent IM vs subcutaneous tissue injections, which may cause unexplained hypoglycemia.

BD Nano just got better! Now with PentaPoint Comfort Permanently Attached Needle

Key Product Features

Hub Color Clear
Hub Material Polypropylene
Hub Type Dart shape
Needle Gauge 31 G
Needle Gauge (m) 0.25 mm
Needle Length (in.) 1/6 in.
Needle Length (m) 5 mm
Needle Tip Type 5-bevel
Needle Type Insulin
Needle Wall Type Thin Wall
Sterile Sterilized product
Sterilization Method Gamma radiation
Latex Statement Not made with natural rubber latex
Disposable Disposable product

Why switch your patients to a smaller needle?

Here are some important reasons to recommend the new BD Insulin Syringe with the BD Ultra-Fine Nano 4mm x 32G Pen Needle to your patients:

  • Effective: As effective as longer needles.
  • Less intimidating.
  • Reduces risk of a painful injection into the muscle: Shorter needles reduce the risk of injecting into the muscle.4 Avoiding injection into the muscle is important for consistent absorption of insulin and contributes to the management of blood glucose levels.

Why shorter is more comfortable?

Most people prefer short needles. They are more comfortable and less threatening, so its easier to start injecting insulin. Short needles also help prevent injections from going into muscle, which can result in pain and poor blood sugar control.


Needle length (mm)

Insulin needles come in different lengths. BD Original Needles are 12.7 mm (1/2″) long, and BD Short Needles are 8 mm (5/16″) long. The BD Nano Needle 4mm (3/16″) and BD Mini Needle 5mm (5/32″) are available only in pen needles. For a comfortable injection experience, shorter needle lengths are recommended and preferred.

Needle gauge (G)

The higher the gauge, the thinner the needle. For example, 32G is thinner than a 31G needle.Insulin needles are available in many gauges (G), or thicknesses. The higher the gauge, the thinner the needle. For example, a 32 G needle is actually thinner and more comfortable than a 29 G needle.

Thin Wall

Thin Wall: As shown in the diagram, the thin wall needle has a narrower steel wall, allowing a greater volume of fluid to pass through it. The flow rate is typically equivalent to that of a needle one gauge larger. This is especially important with very thin needles.

Permanently Attached Needle

Most commonly found in insulin and ‘tuberculin’ syringes. Permanently attached needles, also known as integral needles, reduce the amount of medication waste and allow accurate mixing of different medications into one syringe.


A patented advance in injection comfort.

BD’s patented 5-bevel needle tip creates a flatter, thinner surface to help penetrate the skin with significantly greater ease for a smoother and gentler injection.

5-bevel: The two additional bevels create a flatter, thinner surface that has been shown to be less painful.


Regulatory Compliance and Quality System

BD Products comply with the regulatory requirements of the region in which these are sold and manufactured.


All products which are labeled as #sterile# and released for sale by BD are certified to be sterile per EN 556-1 Sterilization of Medical Devices as long as the package is unopened and undamaged. This product is sterilized via Cobalt 60 – Irradiation. Sterilization cycle development/validation is performed to 10-6 SAL in accordance with current ISO 11137 guidelines.


This product has been evaluated in accordance with ISO 10993 “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices”, and complies with all relevant sections.


All products which are labeled as non-pyrogenic and released for sale by BD have been tested per United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chapter (85)- Bacterial Endotoxins Test and meets limits as specified in chapter 161- Transfusion and Infusion Assemblies and Similar Medical Devices.

Quality Control Testing and Release

Representative production samples are collected and inspected in accordance with current applicable product specifications. Inspection records are reviewed and signed off by qualified personnel for product release. The released devices meet applicable BD product specification(s).

Device Characteristics

What MRI safety information does the labeling contain? Labeling does not contain MRI Safety Information
Device required to be labeled as containing natural rubber latex or dry natural rubber (21 CFR 801.437) No
Device labeled as “Not made with natural rubber latex” No
For Single-Use Yes
Prescription Use (Rx) No
Over the Counter (OTC) No
Kit No
Combination Product No
Human Cell, Tissue or Cellular or Tissue-Based Product (HCT/P) No

Proper Injection Technique

Proper injection technique is essential to improve consistency in medication delivery and optimize glycemic control. It includes factors such as:

  • knowing where the common injection sites are
  • understanding how to rotate sites
  • ensuring consistent delivery into subcutaneous (fat) layer
  • choosing proper needle length
  • avoiding injecting into muscle

Why is Proper Disposal Important?

Proper syringe disposal will help to:

  • Store and safely dispose of used syringes and lancets,
  • Protect trash collectors from accidental needlesticks
  • Prevent your used syringes from falling into the wrong hands
  • Protect the environment.

Product Packaging Information

Packaging Level Shelfpack Case Each
Quantity 100 1200 1
Length 143.0 mm 438.0 mm
Width 70.0 mm 137.0 mm
Height 83.0 mm 180.0 mm
Weight 179.0 g 2.15 kg 1.792 g


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