First FDA-cleared blood culture diversion device indicated to reduce blood culture contamination designed in collaboration with leading adult and children's hospitals
Working closely with leading hospitals throughout the country, Magnolia developed the new lightweight, lower diversion volume, easy-to-use Steripath Micro with syringe-driven diversion and collection. The new device leverages the trusted ISDD technology while diverting less than 1.0 mL of blood, engineered for patients with low-blood volume and difficult venous access.
“We are pleased to introduce the Steripath Micro platform as an integral part of our expanding ISDD portfolio designed for use with our most precious patient populations,” said Greg Bullington, CEO of Magnolia Medical. “This new product introduction has broadened the Steripath portfolio, enabling us to address the wide variety of use cases associated with blood culture collection. We are committed to establishing the new standard of care for sepsis testing accuracy for all patient populations with a focus on preventing patient harm by reducing false-positive diagnostic test results.”
Specifically, the Steripath Micro architecture uses syringe-driven negative pressure to divert and sequester the initial 0.6 to 0.9 mL of blood. Once diversion is complete the user simply presses a button to isolate the diverted blood and automatically a second independent blood flow pathway opens to collect the blood specimen for culture into the syringe.
The patented Steripath ISDD product portfolio, including the Steripath Gen2 direct-to-media and syringe configurations in addition to Steripath Micro, are the only FDA 510(k)-cleared devices indicated to reduce blood culture contamination.
Steripath is a clinically proven solution to address a significant hidden problem in healthcare: the misdiagnosis of sepsis. Improving the accuracy of diagnostic test results for sepsis can reduce unnecessary antibiotic treatment. This helps to address the growing threat of antibiotic-resistance, decreases hospital length of stay and associated healthcare-acquired infections while significantly reducing avoidable hospital costs.
Source: Company Press Release