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Smiths Medical touts Euro win for safety IV catheter

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 2:28pm
Mass Device

Smiths Medical receives CE Mark approval in the European Union to market its Jelco IntuitIV safety IV catheter for intravenous infusion.

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St. Paul, Minn.-based medical device company Smiths Medical received CE Mark approval for its Jelco IntuitIV safety IV catheter, an intravenous infusion device designed to help clinicians and healthcare workers reduce the risk of unintended needlestick injuries.

Manufactured in Latina, Italy, the Jelco IntuitIV safety IV catheter is designed to activate automatically when removing the guide needle from the patient’s blood vessel. A cylindrical tip protector encapsulating the tip prevents the sharp point from coming in contact with anyone other than the patient, the company said.  

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