Flexicath Announces FDA Clearance of the Pressure Injectable M/29 Midterm® Catheter Series

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexicath, Inc., the Pittsburgh-based medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets sterile catheter insertion systems that are targeted to address catheter-related blood stream infection control issues and the need for a simple-to-place intermediate dwell catheter, announced today that the company has received FDA clearance for the Pressure Injectable M/29 Midterm® Catheter Series, the latest addition to the M/29 family of midline catheters. 

The M/29 Midterm® is the world's first IV catheter solution to provide a "built in" 360-degree Maximum Barrier® against airborne and touch-borne contamination during the insertion process and offers a simple to place intermediate dwell alternative for patients needing IV therapy for less than 30 days. The M/29 product suite now includes pressure injection rating up to 5 ml/sec, 3 FR catheters in 10 CM and 20CM lengths, and OTN Safety Introducers in 5CM and 7CM lengths. These new product capabilities extend the application of the M/29 in the clinical setting and include ultrasound assisted placement and contrast agent administration – providing additional tools for the vascular access specialist, improving patient satisfaction, and enabling better care.

About Flexicath, Inc.

Flexicath is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets sterile catheter insertion systems that are targeted to address catheter related 'blood stream infection control issues' and the need for a simple-to-place intermediate dwell catheter.  Flexicath, Inc. has North American headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flexicath, LTD, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. For additional information, visit www.flexicath.com

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