Medtech Insight is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

FDA clears "first silver impregnated needle-free access device"

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

B Braun Medical's Ultrasite Ag Luer access device has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA. The company claims it is the industry's first silver-impregnated antibacterial Luer access device designed to reduce potential catheter-related bloodstream infections, such as MRSA. The clearance comes at a time when there is increased focus on the prevention of these infections – it is expected to be a major topic at the upcoming US Association for Vascular Access (AVA) meeting, following major changes to the Medicare programme that will stop payments for certain conditions not present at hospital admission (see Clinica No 1322, p 9). The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania firm added that the needle-free system, which will be available later this year, also reduces accidental needlesticks.

Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT041022

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel