BihlerMED and Lineus Medical Partnership Will Advance Comfort and Safety of IV Patients

BihlerMED has partnered with Lineus Medical™ to introduce the SafeBreak™ Vascular, a breakaway medical device technology.”

Using its innovative quick-disconnect technology, the SafeBreak Vascular helps to prevent IV failure and automatically alerts medical personnel when issues with the IV line occur.

Designed by Lineus Medical, SafeBreak Vascular is fitted with valves at either end of the device that stop the flow of fluid from the patient and the IV pump. When SafeBreak Vascular separates, the valves close and the pump signals that the IV line is in immediate need of attention.

Following its completion of the SafeBreak Vascular concept design phase, Lineus Medical recognized the need for a partner who could assist in executing the proper strategy, production planning, engineering and manufacturing. For this, the company sought the expertise of BihlerMED in October of 2016, whose past experience in the medical device and contract manufacturing industries proved critical in the advancement of the SafeBreak Vascular breakaway technology.

Maxine Nordmeyer, CEO of Bihler of America, commented on the partnership, “BihlerMED’s mission is to join with leading edge companies to bring innovative products like SafeBreak Vascular to market that improve outcomes for doctors and patients alike. We view our relationship with Lineus Medical as an exciting opportunity to dramatically impact patient comfort and save lives.”

BihlerMED has considerable expertise in engineering, development, testing and manufacturing of medical devices. Its customer-specific, scalable automated production and assembly capabilities currently in development will help bring the SafeBreak Vascular to market, with product launch scheduled for Q1 2018.

Spencer Jones, Founder and CEO of Lineus Medical, commented on the opportunity, “The worldwide market for peripheral IVs is over one billion units a year. We expect SafeBreak Vascular to grow very quickly, and we needed to find someone with whom we were confident could produce the parts to satisfy the demand. In BihlerMED, we believe we have that Partner.”


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