News | January 30, 2008

Smiths Medical Receives FDA Clearance on Saf-T Closed Blood Collection System Devices

January 30, 2008 - Smiths Medical ASD Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Saf-T Closed Blood Collection System for use in syringe blood draw and transfer applications, with configurations addressing winged vein access as well as Luer access to a newly placed peripheral IV catheter.

As an extension of the company’s Saf-T Wing Blood Collection Devices, the Saf-T Closed Blood Collection System is similar in design to Saf-T Wing Blood Collection Set, but accommodates either a male Luer connector or a Saf-T Wing to access the vein. Both configurations incorporate a female Luer connector for sample syringe attachment. The Saf-T Closed Blood Collection System devices require minimal manipulation of the Luer connectors once the initial set up is completed, resulting in lower risk for sample contamination. The product is available in two configurations, both of which incorporate a female Luer for syringe attachment, a permanently attached Saf-T Holder device for blood transfer to blood collection tubes and a clamp to direct the blood:

- Bifurcated with male Luer connector for attachment to a newly placed peripheral IV catheter

- Bifurcated with Saf-T Wing device to access the vein

For more information: www.smiths-medical.com

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