Medtronic launches 7-day infusion set for insulin pumps in U.S.

[Image from Medtronic]Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it launched its Medtronic Extended Infusion set for seven-day wear with insulin delivery.

The Medtronic Extended Infusion Set represents the first and only infusion set labeled for wearing of up to seven days. The infusion set for delivering insulin from a pump to the body typically requires changing every two to three days. It is available exclusively for customers using MiniMed 600 and 700 series pumps. Medtronic developed it in partnership with Convatec Infusion Care.

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Convatec warns on some Avelle negative pressure wound therapy pumps

Convatec issued an urgent field safety notice in Europe to warn of issues with its Avelle negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) pump.

The Avelle pump is a battery-powered device for use on patients that would benefit from a NPWT device with a low-to-moderately-exuding wound, such as chronic wounds like leg ulcers, acute wounds, dehisced wounds, flaps and grafts and surgically closed incision sites, according to the notice.

Avelle uses a sterile dressing of gelling fiber technology to absorb wound exudate with negative pressure applied through a vacuum pump. A single Avelle dressing may be worn up to seven days but may be changed sooner depending on the level of exudate and clinical need.

The company said in the notice that the Avelle pump kit contiains an unapproved leur lock connector located on the male end of the tube, which could cause hazards such as tissue damage, non-penetrating wounds, inconvenience and infection.

Convatec said users are …

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