B. Braun Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement with Nexus Medical, LLC for Its Nexus TKO®-6P Luer Activated Anti-Reflux Device
Anti-reflux device adds to B. Braun’s expanding portfolio
Bethlehem, PA and Lenexa, KS – May 1, 2019 - B. Braun Medical Inc. and Nexus Medical, LLC announced today that they have entered into a long-term distribution agreement for the TKO-6P (power injectable) Luer Activated Anti-Reflux Device.
“The TKO-6P Luer Activated Anti-Reflux Device is designed to deliver IV catheter patency,” said Steve Weber, Director of Marketing – IV Systems & Vascular Access at B. Braun. “This agreement will complement B. Braun’s current needleless connector portfolio offering to include an anti-reflux line of products,” added Steve.
The TKO-6P Luer Activated Anti-Reflux Device is designed to provide 24/7 IV catheter patency which is vital to the administration of medications and fluids. The Nexus TKO technology is an anti-reflux device available with proven results demonstrating a decrease in occlusion rates when heparin flushes were eliminated.1
“It is our mission to eliminate preventable catheter occlusions that cause unnecessary harm and delays as well as increased costs in patient treatment,” said Cary Dikeman, Chairman and President of Nexus Medical, LLC. “Together with B. Braun, we can make a significant impact to patient care and expand our customer coverage,” said Cary.
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include ostomy and wound care, dialysis, nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, explore our website.
About Nexus Medical, LLC
Nexus Medical, inventors of the Anti-Reflux category in Needleless Connectors, was founded in 2001 to solve the unintended consequences of preventable intraluminal thrombotic occlusions in I.V. Catheters. Their TKO (To Keep Open) product offering provides protection from blood reflux in catheters fighting Infection every second, of every minute, of every hour, every day 24/7.
The company is headquartered in Lenexa, KS. For more information, call (913) 451-2234 or access www.nexusmedical.com.
1 Jansinky, L. et al. (2009), Occlusion reduction and heparin elimination trial using an antireflux device on peripheral and central venous catheters.