The FirmGrip™ combines a standard catheter enclosed in a polymer sleeve with a special silicone insertion unit to produce a self-contained sterile catheter insertion field.
In this model, a soft midterm catheter (20 cm) encased in the compact sterile sleeve is inserted in a simple, efficient manner using Peel-away needle or standard IV canula as port of entry. Having the midterm catheter encased in the sterile sleeve reduces the chance of infection and the need for an external sterile environment. FirmGrip.15 provides physicians the flexibility to leave a soft catheter in place for midterm (up to 29 days) treatment periods.
First product will be available for sale on June 2007.
Source: Flexicath Ltd
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