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Vygon Launches Innovative NEW Catheter For Premature Babies 

Posted by Vygon UK  on 28-June-2018 
Vygon Launches Innovative NEW Catheter For Premature Babies

Premistar, a new peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) specifically designed for premature babies, has been launched by Vygon.

Created for the youngest and most vulnerable patients, Premistar is the only antimicrobial impregnated 1Fr PICC designed for parenteral nutrition and the administration of medicine for preterm babies.

Premistar includes the innovative Star Technology combining Rifampicin and Miconazole to help fight against catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs).

The protection inherent in Premistar suppresses the growth of microorganisms such as Staphylococci, Enterobactrial and Candida. This means the device can stay in the body for up to 30 days as well as reduce the risk of infection.

Premistar can be used with the introducer to best suit the patient  - either a standard short IV cannula or a splitting needle (totally removable).

Tim Berry, Business Development Manager at Vygon said: “We know that, every year, more than one million neonatal deaths are attributed to infection. In Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) the reported [infection] incidence is 7-24.5% and up to 40% in newborns with birth weight less than 1000g or <28 weeks gestation.

“Therefore the need to minimise this risk is vitally important.  As the only antimicrobial 1Fr PICC on the market, Premistar is the ideal option to help protect the youngest and most vulnerable patients.”


Ends                                                                                                    21st June 2018

Issued by Vygon marketing: For more information contact marketing@vygon.co.uk or call 01793 748830.

About Vygon (UK) Ltd

Vygon (UK) Ltd is dedicated to the supply of single-use medical and surgical products. The company is a leading provider of intravenous access devices to the NHS. Brand names include; Multicath, Lifecath, Leadercath, Bionector, Biovalve and MIC.  Vygon (UK) Ltd is part of the The Vygon Group of Companies, which have supplied the healthcare profession for over 50 years. The Vygon Group is a global manufacturer of single-use medical and surgical products. Internationally it designs, manufactures and markets more than 200 million products in 110 countries, all in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards. 

Source:   Vygon (UK) Ltd       T: 01793 748800               www.vygon.co.uk



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