Suite of Catheter Securement Products From Starboard Medical Acquired by B. Braun for Undisclosed Figure
Medical device company B. Braun Medical recently announced the acquisition of Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX catheter securement device portfolio, which adds to the roster of B. Braun’s offerings designed to improve patient outcome and overall experience for peripheral intravenous therapy (IV). The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.
This portfolio campaign is comprised of the PICC/Central, Neonatal PICC, Universal, Clik-FIX Peripheral and Soft PICC/Central systems. Clik-FIX Peripheral is an all in one integrated securement device with bio occlusive dressing. It means there’s no longer the need for individual tape, gauze, and transparent dressings, according to B.Braun. Clik-FIX PICC/Central is a universal device which is designed to secure the majority of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), as well as central catheters, with an active dual locking mechanism, representing an alternative solution to tape-based stabilisation, tape, sutures, and other securement systems. The Clik-FIX Universal system is designed to stabilise and secure any medical tubing junction using a Leur lock connection. The Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC from B. Braun is compatible with most neonatal PICC lines. Additionally, its soft foam securement base has no hard plastic parts (as does the Clik-FIX Soft PICC/Central device), helping to avoid bruising, trauma or pressure on a baby’s skin. Jean-Claude Dubacher, who is the chair and CEO of the B. Braun Medical Inc. company, had this to say: “Improving the standard of care for patients is at the heart of all we do at B. Braun. The addition of the innovative Clik-FIX portfolio combined with our expertise and commercial capabilities ensures we will continue to meet our customers’ evolving needs and extend our position as a leader in IV therapy.” Starboard Medical is a female co-owned medical device company, with a focus around medical devices which are designed to enhance patient care, as well as improving patient outcomes. “Clik-FIX devices were the result of a personal experience with an improperly secured IV catheter,” said Kerry Edgar, president of Starboard Medical. “We’re pleased that B. Braun, with its commercial capabilities and long history of IV therapy expertise, will bring the Clik-FIX device portfolio to more clinicians and more patients around the world.”