BBraun silver needlefree

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FDAnews announced that BBraun Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its silver-impregnated antibacterial luer access device to reduce potential catheter-related bloodstream infections.

The Ultrasite device uses a controlled-release silver ion technology that reduces harmful bacteria, the company said. The product, which will be available later this year, combines needle-free access for reduced needlestick injuries and positive displacement to help minimize catheter occlusions.

Click here to read the FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin Sept. 4, 2008 | Vol. 5 No. 173
FDAnews announced that BBraun Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its silver-impregnated antibacterial luer access device to reduce potential catheter-related bloodstream infections.

The Ultrasite device uses a controlled-release silver ion technology that reduces harmful bacteria, the company said. The product, which will be available later this year, combines needle-free access for reduced needlestick injuries and positive displacement to help minimize catheter occlusions.

Click here to read the FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin Sept. 4, 2008  | Vol. 5 No. 173

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