The Qlicksmart Story
Qlicksmart was established by two Australian medical doctors, Dr. Neville Henry AM and Dr. Michael Sinnott. This was partly in response to Dr. Neville’s colleague, CN Ann Todkill’s statement: “here has to be a better way” while pointing at a rusty pair of artery forceps that she used to remove used scalpel blades. Her statement prompted Dr. Neville to design a better way to remove scalpel blades without the risk of injuries and the spread of blood borne disease.
After years of research and numerous attempts, the first prototype was made with a cyclosporine tablets container in Neville’s garage under the family home. Dr. Neville subsequently showed the prototype to his friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Sinnott, who was also deeply concerned about sharps safety issues. Both of them aimed to bring this invention to the public to protect all scalpel users from injuries and their deleterious effects.