CardioMed Supplies Inc.

Canadian firm at MEDICA with unique FDA-approved therapeutic phlebotomy system

Lindsay, Ontario, September 15, 2015 – CardioMed Supplies, an ISO-certified medical device manufacturer and distributor, will feature THERASAFE, a FDA-approved Therapeutic Phlebotomy bag and stand set during MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair, November 16-19 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Therapeutic Phlebotomy is the controlled removal of larger amounts of blood from a patient through a needle puncture of a vein. Traditional phlebotomy procedures run the risk, to both the patient and the clinician, of accidental puncture or “needlestick”, as it is known. That’s because traditionally the puncture needle is covered only after removing it from the patient. THERASAFE, however, uses SAFETOUCH II, a passive needle protection device, which covers the needle before clinicians remove it, greatly reducing the likelihood of needlesticks. In addition, THERASAFE uses a needle that is a full size smaller than current phlebotomy sets, both increasing patient comfort during the procedure and further reducing accidents. As well, other sets usually use 500 ml glass vacuum bottles, and various blood bags, each with differing clinical precautions, while THERASAFE is a single unified set on its own stand. It is the only therapeutic phlebotomy specific device the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has approved.

This year, CardioMed will bring a further improved THERASAFE model to MEDICA with additional patient safety features: THERASAFE collection bag now eliminates any risk of air transferring to the patient’s access line and a new built-in split septum neutral valve provides for safer sampling or re-infusion.

“In short, I think it is fair to say in simple terms that for Therapeutic Phlebotomy procedures, THERASAFE raises the whole standard of care,” says CardioMed’s director of sales and marketing, Raphael Dubé. “And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing as a company for the past 30 years or so. We’ve been using our manufacturing and research skills to provide hospitals and other medical facilities with a growing range of innovative, well designed products – just as THERASAFE – which are safer, more affordable, and more reliable medical technology.”

Consequently, Dubé and Cardiomed, in addition to THERASAFE, will bring other products to MEDICA 2015 including:

Heart Cooling Jacket

ParaSil™ Paracentesis Drainage System

Rescue Clamp catheter repair clamp

HighFlow Hemodialysis Catheter Kit

DiaSil Hemodialysis Catheter Kit

Precise Balloon Inflation Device Kit

Punctur-Guard Luer lock tube holder

TrachPro Closed Suction Catheter Kit

CentralCard NovaCath Venous Catheter Kit.

CardioMed partners with leading American and European manufacturers to distribute other devices which complement and match in quality its own product lines. Among its distributing accomplishments, CardioMed leads in providing world markets with Safety Engineered Devices (SEDs), both of its own making and other devices from recognized SED manufactures.

CardioMed is looking forward to meeting interested visitors at MEDICA. So please come and enjoy our hospitality at the Ontario, Canada Pavilion in Hall 16, Booth G42, where we were last year.

In the meantime, for more information contact:
Raphael Dubé
Director Sales & Marketing
Jamal Mustafa
Director Exports Management

Also, please visit our www.cardiomed.com website and look us up at www.medica-tradefair.com on the MEDICA website.