Monday, October 22, 2007

PadLock™ Set Saver for IV Safety

Baxa Corporation announces its launch of the PadLock Set Saver, the first and only aseptic IV administration set storage solution that can be swabbed and re-used. PadLock provides a secure seal for the end of the administration set, preventing contamination when the set is not being used for infusion. Effective for multiple uses, the Set Saver attaches to an IV administration set and replaces the need for sterile, single-use caps.

The innovative PadLock device is designed to promote best practice for aseptic IV administration set disconnections, preventing touch contamination and securing the IV line in between drug administrations. The Set Saver also eliminates the use of IV administration set caps, which are a known choking hazard. The PadLock Set Saver provides temporary aseptic storage of the IV administration line when disconnected from the patient, replacing the need for disposable caps to maintain aseptic procedure.

“Through independent testing, the PadLock Set Saver proved effective in preventing microbial contamination of the IV administration set fluid path,” states Megan Kleckner, Product Manager. “It also keeps supplies at the bedside, which is very convenient for nurses.” PadLock minimizes the need to replace administration sets due to improper capping and potential contamination, potentially saving hospitals thousands of dollars per year in reduced IV complications and product replacements.

Baxa Corporation is a world leader in developing innovative technology for the safe handling, packaging and administration of fluid medications in hospital and alternate-care settings. Renowned for enhancing patient safety and improving processes within pharmacy settings, with the PadLock Set Saver, Baxa brings expertise and experience to the patient bedside.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include the PadLock Set Saver, Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at

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