PuraCath Medical Gets 510(k) Clearance for Needleless Connector

August 6, 2021

San Francisco-based PuraCath Medical has received the FDA’s 510(k) clearance for its FireFly needleless connector.

Intended primarily for use during infusions in intensive care units, the single-patient-use connector provides needleless access to the intravenous line and catheter and can be used for direct injection, intermittent infusion, continuous infusion or aspiration, the company said.

The device can help reduce catheter line-associated bloodstream infections, according to Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist Gregory Schears, a clinical adviser to PuraCath.

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