May 13, 2020, Minneapolis, Minn., – Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announces today the acquisition of the business of Access Scientific, LLC, a privately-held company based in San Diego, CA. Access Scientific is a broad-spectrum vascular access and infection prevention company that manufactures the POWERWAND™ midline and extended dwell catheters. The range of POWERWAND™ products extends Smiths Medical’s vascular access product portfolio and enables greater clinician choice to treat patients.
The POWERWAND™ range of products are clinically differentiated vascular access solutions, supported by nine (9) peer-reviewed papers and nine (9) scientific posters. Bloodstream infections are a known risk associated with vascular access catheters. Conclusions from recent clinical studies show no occurrence of bloodstream infections associated with use of the POWERWAND™ products. Combined, these studies have a total of 35,000 catheter days without bacterial infections.
The POWERWAND™ range of products offers value to healthcare providers looking to offer quality care for their patients. When combined with Smiths Medical’s already strong performing Jelco® IV catheter and Port-A-Cath® products, Smiths Medical now offers clinicians more solutions to treat their patients through a broader portfolio.