The Bottom Line – (Air Date: March 10, 2015) Each year more than 500,000 patients in the U.S. suffer from intravascular (“I.V.”) catheter-related bloodstream infections. It remains a serious problem, but one – for the most part – that can be solved. Catheter Connections focuses on the connection in the catheter that is often vulnerable for infection in hospitals. Vicki Farrar is the co-founder of Catheter Connections, which develops the “Dual Cap” – a technology developed in Utah. Farrar discusses the complex process of developing and marketing a new medical technology and dealing with competitors.
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