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I-Flow appoints Smith and Nephew for PainBuster in US:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Smith & Nephew will become exclusive distributor in the US and Canada for PainBuster, I-Flow's disposable orthopaedic pain management system. The company claims the product has advantages over general post-operative pain reduction regimes, in that it uses non-narcotic bupivacaine infused directly into the wound site. PainBuster, which will be sold under S&N's DonJoy brand, is said to reduce post-operative costs and allow for earlier patient mobility. The five-year deal calls for S&N to make a purchase commitment of $2 million from Lake Forest, California-based I-Flow.

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