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2013-10-16

B. Braun OEM Division introduces Safecan™ Safety Introducer Needle in 1.5-inch length

New product expands Safecan portfolio that features patented safety clip
designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injury

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The B. Braun OEM Division (www.bbraunoem.com) of B. Braun Medical Inc. – an FDA-registered, ISO 13485 provider of contract manufacturing services and components for medical devices and custom kits – is now offering the Safecan™ Safety Introducer Needle in a 1.5-inch length, expanding the company’s Safecan portfolio to meet the growing market demand for safety introducer needles.

The 1.5-inch Safecan Safety Introducer Needle is available in 21G or 18G sizes and is available either with or without an echogenic tip to facilitate the needle location via ultrasound. It is available in sterile and non-sterile packaging. The sterile packaging for all Safecan Safety Introducer Needles includes CE marking.

Used to gain vascular access for the placement of a guidewire, the Safecan Safety Introducer Needle is designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injury and promote OSHA compliance. It features a patented safety clip that covers the needletip upon user activation and a sharp, lubricated needle tip designed to facilitate smooth access and minimize resistance during insertion.

The Safecan Safety Introducer Needle is part of a portfolio of components designed to minimize needlestick injuries and make healthcare delivery safer. Other safety products from B. Braun OEM Division include needle-free valves, needleless admixture devices and safety IV catheters.

For more information about the Safecan Safety Introducer Needle, contact the B. Braun OEM Division toll free at 866-8-BBRAUN or visit www.bbraunoem.com.

About B. Braun OEM Division
B. Braun OEM Division (www.bbraunoem.com) delivers complete contract manufacturing capabilities focusing on fluid administration and admixture products, kits, valves, catheters and interventional accessories. OEM takes customers’ designs from the earliest stages through design prototyping, assembly, packaging and sterilization. The B. Braun OEM Division of B. Braun Medical Inc. is based in Bethlehem, Pa.

About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.

The B.Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B.Braun, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B.Braun Group of Companies employs more than 46,000 employees in more than 50 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

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