Il y a aussi des tiques au Japon ...

Lors du Outdoor-Show à Tokyo, la preneuse de tique a été présenté par la société IIZUKA le 03.09.19.



53. Jahrgang, Nr. 42, 2832, October 19, 2018
Tickgripper is getting the hang of it

Those who discover a tick on their body should act quickly. Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis threaten. But beware: Squeezing that animal by pulling off, you risk to press pathogens in the bite wound. There should be a simple solution for this problem ...

That's what Dr. Matthias Meinhold thought, a general practitioner from Nuremberg, almost exactly 20 years ago. The specialist in general medicine, also physicist, began to research. He was referring to a method described in 1990 in an article of the 'Medical Tribune. It was the lasso trick: put a thread with the knot still open on the slightly raised tick, tighten and twist it. The tick is extracted through rotation.

"The longer I studied the topic, the clearer the requirements were," says Dr. Meinhold. "There has to be a mechanical solution to gently and easily remove the tick." Studies show that "unscrewing" the tick from the skin is more effective than pulling it off, because in the latter case up to 70% of the puncture tools remain in the skin.

A long way of experimenting started. Very soon the experiments led to the development of the Tickgripper. Press from above on the top so that the lower end turns - in theory quite simply. But how to implement? The basic idea is close to the technique of a rotating pencil. That's why Dr. Meinhold got in contact to Faber Castell, a well-known pencil manufacturer in the neighboring Stein. In 2007 there was a first common prototype, which was not pursued by Faber-Castell for reasons of the company portfolio.

But Dr. Meinhold was convinced that the device he had developed will be successful. He applied for a patent on the Tickgripper in Europe and US, founded his own company (tickSAFE GmbH) and tried a new start with a production in China. "That was a flop! Many products having been delivered, did not work," said the inventor. Again he had to cope with a setback.

Six years ago came the breakthrough. Together with a Nuremberg company Dr. Meinhold developed the Tickgripper with a rotating gripper head. Two products have been created: a gripperhead for humans and one for animals. "We made so many technical calculations in advance, it just had to work."

His perseverance paid off - today the device is considered an excellent choice when removing ticks. "Some customers contact us and say how easy it is with our Tickgripper," says the doctor. Did he think about giving up in heavy hours? "No, never, I knew it will work. Never I would have sold the patents, as my heart is attached to it. And of course countless hours of work."


tickSAFE à l'iENA - le plus important salon international spécialisé
"Idées - Inventions - Nouveaux produits"

Nuremberg, Allemagne, 2 au 5 novembre 2017

tickSAFE reçoit la médaille d'or pour la preneuse de tique
(De gauche à droite: Dr. Matthias Meinhold, tickSAFE; Sandra Hübner, iENA)



Nürnberger Nachrichten, le 31 octobre 2017
"La preneuse de tique, drone de transport et ceinture de protection de câbles"
Des esprits créatifs du monde entier présents
développements très sophistiqués et apparemment simples
à la 69e foire aux inventions iENA

Tickgripper, transport drone and cable protection belt
Creative minds from around the world present highly sophisticated and seemingly simple developments at the 69th inventions fair iENA

Once a year, Nuremberg is the mecca of the international inventions scene: Tinkerers from 31 countries present their innovations and developments from Thursday to Sunday at the 69th iENA trade fair in the exhibition center. As a general practitioner, Matthias Meinhold is familiar with the serious illnesses that are transmitted by ticks - from Lyme disease mith its manifold symptoms to  tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), a dangerous meningitis. And the Nuremberg doctor knows the difficulty with removing ticks correctly. Because he was dissatisfied with most of the instruments - from the noose to forceps to tweezers - he became an inventor himself. And now the doctor with his Tickgripper take part at the press presentation of Iena, starting on Thursday, between technology-loving high school students, who have developped an "autonomous transport drone", and old inventor rabbits. Meinhold's Tickgripper is already on the market and is sold preferably via Internet. But the development costs of the small device, which removes the tick carefully with a twisting motion and without squeezing, still have to be imported. Matthias Meinhold focuses on the PR effect of his iENA presence. It does not bother him that the tick season is over. The next one is coming.


Télévision allemande Bayern 3 Abendschau, 30 octobre 2017 "IENA Nuremberg"

avec sous-titres anglais


Télévision allemande, le 16 mai 2017
"La preneuse de tique de Nuremberg"
Nouvelle méthode d'élimination des tiques

avec sous-titres français


Bild-Zeitung, rédacteur en chef local, Nuremberg, le 15 mai 2017

Nuremberg doctor develops soft Tickgripper
This Tickgripper is designed to reduce the risk of infection
Nuremberg - This pen removes ticks! Rising temperatures increase the risk of being bitten by a tick (in truth, ticks do not bite, they sting). The beasts can transmit dangerous diseases like Lyme disease or tick-borne encephalitis. The Nuremberg doctor Matthias Meinhold (64) has developed a Tickgripper that reduces the risk of transmission. Meinhold: "Removing a tick you might cut off their head or squeeze the tick." Meinhold designed a gripper head made of the same material that baby pacifiers are made of: "So soft that the tick can be removed uninjured." The rotation is done by a sophisticated mechanics. Meinhold has made the Tickgripper ready for series production. For 16.95 euros, it's available in pharmacies or at (Editor's note: the price has changed).


Entrevue télévisée allemande le 26 avril 2017
"Un médecin de Nuremberg invente la preneuse de tique"

avec sous-titres français


3ème congrès de tiques sud-allemand
Hohenheim, 14-16 mars 2016

Dr. Matthias Meinhold présente une affiche sur "Méthodes d'élimination des tiques - un aperçu"
Le résumé de l'affiche voir 



tickSAFE était un sponsor de la 56ème réunion scientifique annuelle de la
Société allemande de médecine du travail et de médecine de l'environnement e.V.
Munich, 09. - 11. mars 2016

La maladie de Lyme peut être une maladie professionnelle.
La meilleure protection: retirer la tique le plus rapidement et le plus correctement possible.


Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung Nr. 35, 27 août 2015
Catégorie 'Pharmacie et marché'
Article "Pour enlever les tiques"

"Pour enlever les tiques de la société allemande tickSAFE GmbH a développé la preneuse de tique. La tête de saisie est constitué d'un matériau souple et est conçu pour éliminer les tiques sans les presser. La preneuse de tique est placé sur la tique. Le relâchement du bouton-poussoir, la tête de saisie se ferme autour la tique et supprime la tique par extraction rotatoire 'automatiquement'. La preneuse de tique a été inventé par un médecin et physicien allemand et peut être utilisé aussi bien chez l'homme que chez l'animal. Les pharmaciens reçoivent des prix gradués sur demande."


Pharmazeutische Zeitung 33/2015, 13 août 2015

Prend de la tique leur terreur

La preneuse de tique tickSAFE en rotation est constitué d’un matériau flexible qui élimine les tiques sans les pincer.
Ainsi, le risque de transmission d'agents pathogènes des glandes salivaires ou du tractus gastro-intestinal à l'homme ou aux animaux est minimisé. L'utilisation de matériaux rigides tels que des pinces, des pincettes ou des ongles augmente le risque de transmission d'agents pathogènes si les tiques sont éliminés de cette manière. De la même manière qu’un stylo, vous appuyez sur le bouton-poussoir de la preneuse tickSAFE. En le relâchant doucement, la tête de saisie flexible se ferme autour de la tique. La tique est retirée par extraction rotatoire «automatiquement». La preneuse de tique a été inventé par un physicien et physicien allemand et peut être utilisé aussi bien chez l'homme que chez l'animal. Disponible en commande directe ou en gros bien approvisionné. Les pharmaciens reçoivent des prix progressifs sur demande.

tickSAFE GmbH, Nuremberg, Allemagne. Téléphone +49 911 3 84 85 86,,

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