Date / 2000-02-29
Infusion Dynamics Wins Medical Design Excellence Award for Miniature Rapid Intravenous Pump
Mobile I.V. device, designed for MASH use, moves to ER
A nine-member jury has honored Infusion Dynamics, Inc., with a Medical Design Excellence Award for its Power Infuser™ portable miniature rapid intravenous infusion pump.
The Power Infuser, originally designed to treat wounded soldiers in combat, is the only U.S.-manufactured product among the three winners in the Critical Care and Emergency Products category.
Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine sponsors the annual awards, which recognize the critical role of design and engineering in the efficacy, safety, and commercial success of medical products. The jury will designate one of the three products a "gold winner" at a ceremony in June; the other two will receive silver awards.
The Power Infuser administers intravenous (I.V.) fluid to resuscitate patients suffering from blood loss or dehydration. Using Infusion Dynamics' patented mechanism, the pump generates a flow rate of six liters per hour--several times that of conventional infusion pumps. Yet it is small enough to strap to a patient's arm.
Infusion Dynamics and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD, jointly conceived the Power Infuser to treat wounded soldiers on the battlefield and in transport. Designed for use outside a controlled hospital environment, the portable device features simple operation, a long battery life, and a rugged water-sealed case.
"The Power Infuser's design translates well to civilian use," explains Paul Loughnane, President of Infusion Dynamics. "The pump can resuscitate patients at the scene of an accident or in the emergency department. It can also manage the more routine delivery of I.V. fluids in the operating room."
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company 510(k) clearance on the current model of the Power Infuser last September.
Infusion Dynamics is a privately-held medical device company located outside Philadelphia, PA. For more information please visit the company's website at www.infusiondynamics.com, or contact president Paul Loughnane at 610-941-0136.
** Note: The following press release was taken from the news archives and presented in its entirety. Infusion Dynamics was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation March 17, 2004.