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Syringe Injector

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The [[Syringe Injector]] is one of the Maker [[Machines]] in [[Big Pharma]]. Like other Makers, it converts a finished compound into a packaged drug that can be sold either loose or [[Packager|packaged]]. Of the various Makers, the syringe injector is particularly noteworthy as it can be the only way to make some cures more than marginally effective.
The [[Syringe Injector]] is one of the [[Machines]] in [[Big Pharma]].
The syringe injector has a 3x2 footprint and a process time of three. Its longer process time typically necessitates inclusion of multiple injectors on an assembly line lest it become a bottleneck. However, as its input and output ports are easily aligned, the injector doesn't create crossover problems like the [[Multimixer]].
The [[Syringe Injector]] turns your drugs into Syringes which can be sold. Syringes have an increased combined value and effect strength compared to other delivery methods.
It is vitally important to note that the syringe injector is the only way to improve the effectiveness of a cure. As all cures have a base effectiveness rating - and most are less than 100% - without improvement, cures cannot help everybody. In some cases, such as HIV Cure or AIDS Treatment, the effective percentage is fairly low, meaning that the success rate of a drug will be low as well. The syringe injector acts directly on this effect by adding 50% even without any upgrades, meaning a 60% effective cure becomes 90% just by being packaged in a syringe.
Unsurprisingly, the syringe injector balances this performance with a high purchase price and process cost. As most assembly lines will require two or more syringe injectors to keep pace with production, costs can rack up quickly. Even so, the value and effectiveness bonus generally make the expense worth it.
== Research Upgrades ==
Unlike most other machines, the syringe injector does not enjoy a decrease in process cost as upgrades are researched. Instead, research improves the effectiveness of positive effects in the finished product as well as boosting its market value. As syringes already produce a 20% value bonus, an upgraded injector can turn a profitable product into a cash machine.{{UpgradeInfo
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