FDA clears IV catheter system

Mike Verespej

Published: September 17, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Medical Design
Companies & Associations

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (Sept. 17, 8:45 a.m. ET) — A new IV catheter system designed to minimize the risk of needle-stick injuries and occupational exposure to blood has received market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

IV therapy products manufacturer Tangent Medical Technologies announced Sept. 13 that FDA has approved its NovaCath Secure IV Catheter System. The NovaCath system integrates a series of next-generation technologies designed to address IV therapy challenges including catheter stabilization, healthcare worker safety, tubing management and patient comfort.

“Up to 50 percent of all short-peripheral IV catheters develop complications that negatively impact catheter dwell times, clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction,” said Curtis Bloch, vice president of sales and marketing for the Ann Arbor, Mich., company that was founded in 2009 as a spin-out of the University of Michigan’s Medical Innovation Center.

“Our innovative, closed IV catheter design uniquely integrates advanced catheter stabilization, next generation tubing management, passive needle encapsulation, and blood control on every short-peripheral IV start,” Bloch said. “The FDA clearance will pave the way for us to advance the safety and efficacy of IV therapy.”

In addition, NovaCath’s integrated advanced catheter stabilization technology can eliminate an external ‘j-loop’ based on its redirect of the fluid path internal to the device, said Tangent.

“Clinicians were quick to point out the novel design and benefits it would bring the practice of IV therapy, as well as patient and clinician safety,” said Tangent CEO and Chairman Jeff Williams.


Comments

FDA clears IV catheter system

Mike Verespej

Published: September 17, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

TPUs finding applications in drug-delivery applications

March 30, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. is sending its thermoplastic polyurethane products into medical products, foam and film.    More

Image

Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity

March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second...    More

Image

Getting a real feel for how 'vinyl saves lives'

March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

While I'm certainly not shipping off to Africa anytime soon, I got a taste of what medical professionals go through in the fight against Ebola and...    More

Image

Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit

March 26, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a...    More

Image

Intertech Medical adding presses, people

March 23, 2015 3:28 pm ET

Colorado's Intertech Medical has added five new injection molding presses and expects to add up to another four machines to keep up with a growth in s...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events