B. Braun Receives FDA Approval For New Large-Volume Irrigation Containers Only 2 and 3 Liter irrigation containers approved in the U.S. that are not manufactured with DEHP

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced today that it has received FDA approval of 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Irrigation in 2L and 3L containers. The approval initiates B.Braun's launch of TITAN® XL, a line of flexible bags that offers large-volume irrigation and parenteral nutrition solutions for compounding.

B.Braun continues to lead the way in the healthcare industry by impacting the way hospitals evaluate and purchase their products – a true testament to B.Braun's ecological awareness and patient-centric philosophy. With the addition of the new TITAN XL containers, B.Braun will expand its line of fluid products that are not manufactured with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC. Exposure to these toxic materials has been a growing concern for healthcare facilities around the world. Studies show that excessive exposure to DEHP can potentially lead to adverse health effects, especially to a patient's liver, kidneys and lungs, as well as their heart rate and blood pressure.[1] More than three decades ago, B.Braun recognized the environmental and patient risks posed by products containing DEHP and PVC. As a result, B.Braun was the first medical device manufacturer to remove these harmful substances from many products and today is the only supplier that offers a full line of IV containers that are not manufactured with DEHP or PVC. B.Braun is keenly focused on continuing to find alternative methods to manufacture safer products such as the TITAN XL irrigation bags. 

B.Braun's Rick Williamson, Vice President of Pharmaceutical Marketing has been a key contributor to the recent success of the expanding US drug delivery portfolio. "We listened to the requests of our customers for fluid containers that are focused on patient safety and that are environmentally friendly," said Williamson. "We are especially proud to offer the only large-volume containers not manufactured with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC."

Customers interested in more information can call: 888.422.7286 (888.4BBRAUN) or visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

About TITAN®

The TITAN® XL containers offer irrigation and parenteral nutrition solutions for compounding in large volume, flexible bags. TITAN XL is highly transparent for quick volume monitoring and the innovative, convenient port system allows for easier access. The TITAN XL container is not manufactured with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC and is compatible with most drugs. TITAN XL is stored at room temperature. B.Braun will be launching a series of TITAN XL containers for Irrigation and Clinical Nutrition beginning in September, 2013 and throughout 2014. B.Braun's TITAN XL offerings currently include 3L 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Irrigation.

About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. 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.

The B.Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B.Braun, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun's U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B.Braun Group of Companies employs more than 46,000 employees in more than 50 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

[1] http://www.wsna.org/Topics/Workplace-Environment-You/Environmental-Hazards/PVC-DEHP/

SOURCE B. Braun Medical Inc.



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