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FDA-Approved Cefepime Now Available for Use in B. Braun's DUPLEX® System
Date:10/12/2010

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to meet industry demands for expanded Cephalosporin offerings delivered to patients through safe and accurate administration, B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced that FDA-approved 1g and 2g Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP in B. Braun Medical Inc.'s DUPLEX® Drug Delivery System will be available for purchase beginning today.

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"Infection control continues to be a critical challenge in today's continuum of care," said Rob Albert, Vice President of Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery Marketing for B. Braun Medical Inc. "The addition of 1g and 2g Cefepime for use in B. Braun's DUPLEX® System underscores our promise to provide healthcare professionals with solutions to improve the quality – and safety – of patient care delivery."

The availability of 1g and 2g Cefepime in the DUPLEX® System means faster, safer and accurate administration of Cefepime to patients as it can be stored ready-to-use in a container wherever and whenever it is needed.

To administer 1g or 2g Cefepime through DUPLEX®, healthcare workers simply fold and squeeze the container and shake it to mix the pharmaceuticals and diluent. A barcode that references the final admixture, lot number and expiration date helps reduce medication errors, automate patient charting, track inventory and facilitate reimbursement tracking.

The DUPLEX® Drug Delivery System is a ready-to-use, two-compartment, flexible, eco-friendly IV container that stores pre-measured pharmaceuticals and diluent doses. DUPLEX® is easy to stock as it can be stored at room temperature, with 18-month minimum dating, and fits in automated medication dispensing systems. Unit dose-based DUPLEX® helps healthcare facilities achieve Joint Commission and USP Chapter (797) compliance that improves the practice of healthcare professionals while advancing patient safety.

Customers interested in obtaining more information about DUPLEX® can call: 1-888-422-7286 (1-888-4BBRAUN).

About B. Braun

B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company's "Sharing Expertise®" philosophy, B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at inquiry.us@bbraun.com or visit B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.


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