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Pursuit Vascular’s Barrier Caps Cleared for Killing Catheter Bacteria

April 4, 2019

Pursuit Vascular received the CE Mark for its ClearGuard HD cap, a device designed to kill bacteria in hemodialysis catheters that can cause infections.

Each barrier cap has a rod coated with a dry form of chlorhexidine, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, that dissolves when it comes in contact with the liquid-filled catheter.

Bloodstream infections from catheters are a leading cause for hospitalization in hemodialysis patients.

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