Inventor of disposal syringe dies in New Zealand

May 5th, 2008 - 5:59 am ICT by admin  

Wellington, May 5 (DPA) New Zealand’s Colin Murdoch, inventor of the disposable syringe, which has potentially saved millions of lives over the last half century by stopping cross infection, has died. He was 79. Murdoch died in his home town Timaru after a long battle with cancer, his family said Monday.

As a pharmaceutical and veterinary chemist, he patented 46 inventions including the tranquillizer dart gun for big game animals, the childproof bottle cap and the silent burglar alarm, as well as the disposable syringe, the Timaru Herald reported.

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