Thursday May 28, 2015
by Todd Chelak: Research & Development
In Part I of this two-part series, I reviewed factors that can influence the disinfection routine. The article also compared the durability associated with three designs for needle-free connectors: internal cannula system, Luer penetrating system, and the self-opening split septum (SOSS™) system... Read more »
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Thursday January 8, 2015
by Todd Chelak: Research & Development
The focus of this two-part series is disinfection effectiveness associated with needle-free connectors. In Part I, I’ll review design differences that can influence the disinfection routine and the durability of needle-free connectors. In Part II, I’ll share the results of an independent study on... Read more »
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Thursday October 16, 2014
by Anand Thadani: Product Manager
The role of the inline check valve is simple: to ensure that fluid travels only in the direction intended. To achieve this, the valve needs to open to allow forward fluid flow and close to prevent fluid backflow (also called retrograde flow). Simple, right? But In order to perform properly — which... Read more »
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Tuesday January 14, 2014
by Todd Chelak: Research & Development
Until a few years ago, the prevailing view was that a neutral needle-free connector was impossible to achieve. Consequently, many medical device manufacturers promoted positive displacement as the best approach for preventing blood reflux into an IV catheter. However, in the last few... Read more »
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