Guard Against Bloodstream Infections

Kill bacteria and fungus inside hemodialysis catheters with ClearGuard® HD end caps featuring an antimicrobial coated polymer rod.

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Catheter Infections are Life-Threatening and Costly

The Centers for Disease Control has identified catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) as one of its seven major healthcare challenges; with mortality rates up to 25% and economic costs in the billions of dollars.

In the US alone, nearly 500,000 new cases of CRBSI are reported each year, with costs exceeding $3 billion. The need for improvement is compelling and urgent.