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Venous access catheters are held in place on the skin's surface with sutures, tape, or adhesive-backed catheter stabilization devices. None of these attachment methods are ideal: catheters frequently dislodge, requiring reinsertion from trained staff. Bacteria that accumulate on the skin under a sutured-down catheter hub or in tacky adhesives are a primary culprit in catheter-related bacterial infections. Interrad Medical aims to address these shortcomings with a subcutaneous catheter securement system, which anchors catheters in the fatty layer just beneath the surface of the skin.

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