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Safety to the Power of Three: B. Braun Medical Inc. Announces Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter
Date:10/19/2011

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its offering of passive safety devices to protect both clinicians and patients from needlestick injuries (NSIs), B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance of the company's Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter, the next generation of B. Braun's Introcan Safety® IV Catheter. B. Braun made the announcement during the Association for Vascular Access 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in San Jose, Calif., in early October.

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"Recent research(1) confirms passive safety engineered devices are most effective for needlestick injury prevention," said Tom Sutton, Vice President, Vascular Access and IV Systems for B. Braun Medical Inc. "The Introcan Safety® 3 is designed to provide clinicians with not only an effective passive needlestick safety device, but also an added layer of safety and control with a bidirectional blood control valve to aid in the prevention of blood exposure each time the device is accessed."

The Introcan Safety® 3 features all elements of B. Braun's existing and proven Introcan Safety® IV Catheter. From insertion to advancing the catheter to needle removal, the Introcan Safety® 3 is designed to help protect clinicians and patients from NSIs as the device cannot be bypassed or activated inadvertently.

B. Braun's Introcan Safety® 3 will provide protection through:

  • Passive Safety Needle Shield to aid in the prevention of NSIs
  • Multiple Access Blood Control Valve to aid in the prevention of blood exposure
  • Integrated Stabilization Platform to improve cathet
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