Novel PICC coating

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Intravenous products: News-Medical.net report “A novel coating being used on a new peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) from r4 Vascular mimics the cell layer found on natural tissue surfaces.

r4 Vascular designed the catheter to have a biomimetic surface that mimics the natural glycocalyx layer on endothelial tissues. Laboratory tests prove that mimicking the glycocalyx layer can dramatically reduce thrombus formation on the catheter surfaces. r4 Vascular recently gained FDA clearance to launch their first catheter based on this Biomimetic technology. It will be available beginning June 30, 2009 as the Zeus Coated CT PICC”.

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