Every manufacturer uses different terminology to describe their needles. The Braun system uses two letters to describe the needle shape followed by a number indicating the length of the needle.
The body of this needle tapers down to a fine point, permitting minimum tissue damage. The needle is flattened in the middle, thus ensuring a firm grip for the needle holder. This needle is especially suitable for soft tissue.
Needle-Suture Combinations by B. Braun.
1/2 – Circle Round Bodied Needle.