NP Medical Announces New Needle-less Access Device. Neutral Fluid Displacement Characteristics for IV Therapy and Vascular Access Applications
NP Medical (www.npmedical.com) has released a new, patented, needle-free access device intended to help clinicians reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and connector reflux-induced catheter occlusions during infusion therapy. Called nPulse(TM), the new device has been designed to complement best clinical practices as designated by the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Luis J. Maseda, General Manager of NP Medical, announced that the new nPulse device has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the United States. "This device is the outgrowth of the collaborative commercialization of innovative products with NP Medical's OEM customers for more than 30 years, said Mr. Maseda. "nPulse represents the pinnacle of evolution of minimal fluid displacment needle-free connectors," he added, The nPulse product combines a number of clinically desirable attributes, including non-refluxing fluid displacement, high pressure rating to 325 psi, a flat swabable surface and a clear housing for direct vusualization of the fluid path which facilitates clinical decision-making.
nPulse device platforms are available to OEM cusomers as a sterile, private label product or as a bulk, non-sterile componenet. "NP Medical is providing nPulse as a sterile, private label product in response to the sourcing needs of an evolving marketplace where our customers are looking to trusted partners to revitalize their product portfolios," said Mr. Maseda.
ABOUT NP MEDICAL. NP Medical Inc. is a medical device company committed for over thirty years to the development of products that focus on patient and caregiver needs during intravenous infusion therapy and vascular access procedures. Headquartered in Clinton, Mass., NP Medical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nypro Inc., a global plastics manufacturer with $1.2 billion annual revenues which recently has agreed to merge with Jabil Circuit, Inc., a $17 billion electronics products solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and aftermarket product management services to global electronics and technology companies. ###