Eastman’s Tritan MXF copolyester was selected for the Ivenix Infusion System. The new system includes a large-volume infusion pump, a portfolio of administration sets, and a suite of IV management tools and analytics to inform care and advance clinical and operational efficiency, according to a press release. Tritan MXF provides chemical resistance and durability for the pump’s exterior.
"The Ivenix Infusion System has several key advantages over our competition—one being its durability in real-world clinical environments," stated Josh North, director of sales at Ivenix, in the release. "The ability to stand up to the short kill-time disinfectants like quaternary ammonium and ammonium chloride resonates with infection prevention and patient safety teams. Also, our pumps successfully endure the 'tough love' experienced in day-to-day clinical use, and this has a real impact on repair costs and downtime for our customers."
Tritan MXF is resistant to a number of disinfectants, Eastman reported. Such resistance simplifies cleaning protocols and alleviates worries about voiding warranties because the wrong cleaner was used, the company stated.
Widely used for hospital patients, infusion pumps require frequent cleaning that could weaken typical polymers used in device housings, making them brittle and more likely to crack, Eastman reported. Eastman's medical polymers enable Ivenix to deliver an infusion pump that is stronger and more disinfectant ready, contributing to more consistent device performance, longevity, and patient safety, it was reported. To learn more about how material choice impacts IV pump failures and cleaning the Ivenix Infusion System, visit: www.ivenix.com/learn/cleaning.