Smiths Medical Receives FDA Clearance for CADD-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System

  Smiths Medical Receives FDA Clearance for CADD-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion
  System

 Designed for home care, new Smart infusion system revolutionizes medication
                         error reduction in the U.S.

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- February 6, 2013

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today
it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
to launch its CADD^®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD^™-Solis
medication safety software.

“Our CADD® infusion systems have a long history of providing reliable and safe
infusion delivery for home care patients,” said Srini Seshadri, President of
Smiths Medical. “We are extremely pleased to be able to continue that
tradition with a smart, innovative new system that will help home care
providers to prevent pump programming errors and improve patient safety. The
new CADD^®-Solis VIP system provides enhanced safety features and convenience
for health care providers who want to provide optimal care for their infusion
patients in the home.”

The new CADD^®-Solis VIP (variable infusion profile) system is a multi-therapy
infusion platform that includes a Smart infusion pump, medication safety
software, and dedicated medication cassette reservoirs that attach to the
pump. Smart infusion systems are equipped with medication error-prevention
software that alerts operators or interrupts the infusion process when a pump
setting is programmed outside of preconfigured limits. Smart pumps are
designed to recognize prescription errors, dose misinterpretations, and keypad
programming errors.*

The CADD^®-Solis VIP system includes five delivery modes: Continuous,
Intermittent, Taper, PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) and Step. This allows
the system to be used for a variety of therapies including TPN (Total
Parenteral Nutrition), chemotherapy, antibiotics, hydration, pain management,
and Intravenous / Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin infusions for adult and
pediatric patients. The pump’s user interface is patient focused and displays
therapy information in an easy-to-understand format to help reduce training
time. The medication safety software allows clinicians to download therapy
information directly from their personal computer into the pump as well as
view reports on infusion data and delivery history for quick and easy therapy
assessment and continuous quality improvement.

The CADD^®-Solis VIP system is currently available for sale in Canada, France,
Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia, the UK, and the Middle East.

CADD^®-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System Components:

CADD^®-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion Pump – a versatile pump for multiple
therapies including TPN, Intermittent, Continuous, PCA and Step. The large,
therapy-specific color screens easily differentiate each delivery mode and
provide intuitive, easy-to-use navigation. The on-board library holds up to
500 protocols, and pharmacist-defined soft and hard limits provide clinician
control and medication safety.

CADD^™-Solis VIP Medication Safety Software - Administrator – designed to help
reduce the risk of medication delivery errors, the Windows^®-based PC
Administrator software allows home care pharmacists to enter and store custom
therapy-based protocols, drug names, concentrations and dosing limits for
standardized programming downloads to CADD^®-Solis VIP pumps.

CADD^™ Medication Cassette Reservoirs and Administration Sets – exclusive
CADD™ reservoirs and sets contain or connect to medication and fit securely
onto CADD^®-Solis VIP pumps for increased medication security. The pump with
reservoirs can fit easily into a pouch so patients can be mobile during
therapy.

*Joint Commission Accreditation Manual for Home Care

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical  www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialized
medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication
delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths
Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for
markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000
people in more than 50 countries.

Contact:

Smiths Medical
Judith Rossi, 781-792-2539
E-mail: judy.rossi@smiths-medical.com
 
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