The Science

NeedleCalm is a single use adhesive pad with biocompatible medical grade silicone designed to promote comfort and minimise the perception of pain associated with needle related procedures.

NeedleCalm is intended to be used to relieve pain and/or anxiety and/or fear associated with
injection/immunisation/venepuncture/catheterisation procedures.


The NeedleCalm device uses the Gate Control Theory of Pain as a foundation for its technology. The device modulates the perception of pain through the activation of afferent nerve fibres. 

It achieves this through an intrinsic bodily process, where small nerve fibres (pain fibres) and large nerve fibres (normal fibres for touch, pressure, and other skin senses) both carry information to the brain. Activating one over the other allows the HCP and Patient to control the perception of pain.

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