According to a research conducted by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, it was found that reusable cannulas contain traces of contamination even after proper cleaning. Commissioned by and paid for by Tulip BioMed, this research was led by Mayer Tenenhaus, MD, an associate professor of plastic surgery, and Dhaval Bhavsar, MD, a senior clinical fellow, of UCSD. The findings accentuate the importance of using disposable cannulas that are manufactured by Tulip BioMed.

Research Findings
a. This was a comparative study of the interior surface of Tulip BioMed's disposable cannulas and interior surfaces of non-Tulip reusable cannulas.
b. These cannulas are used in surgical procedures.
c. Residual remains were traced in the reusable closed-end cannulas even after they were cleaned.
d. This might put a patient at risk from infections.

Highlights of Tulip BioMed's disposable cannulas
a. Disposable cannulas are for one-time use only.
b. These are safer from a patient's point of view.
c. The inside and outside of the disposable cannulas are coated with a lubricant.
d. This reduces the trauma to the cells inside the cannula.
e. It also makes it easy for surgeons to manipulate the cannulas in extraction and re-injection procedures.
f. It minimizes bruising and reduces recovery time of patients.