Vygon launches its new range of neonatal peripherally inserted central catheters
Friday, July 16, 2010 08:00 IST Our Bureau, New Delhi
Vygon, a leading French multinational dealing in catheters, has launched its new range of neonatal PICC (peripherally inserted central catheters) lines in the Indian market.
This range has been designed to reduce trauma, morbidity and consequent infant mortality. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (eg for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition). It is an alternative to conventional intravenous access devices like the cannula which can causes the baby a lot of trauma, blood loss and expose him to greater risk of infections and other dangers.
Vygon is the world leader in neonatology range of products and sells more than 100 million products every year across. International training direct of Vygon Alan Martin said India had a rich clinical talent and the new range now launched in the country could help the neonatologist perform better, ensuring improved care of the neonates.
"Conventional Intravenous access devices like cannula cause a lot of trauma to the baby. This trauma almost always increases the blood pressure of the baby as well as causes oxygen desaturation and exposes the baby to other dangers thus putting the baby's life at risk. Vygon's neonatal range is an answer to this serious problem which neonatologist's face and we will take this answer to every neonatologist of the country," according to Vygon India managing director Pavan Choudhary. Vygon plans to expose neonatologist all over India to these products by conducting various workshops starting from Delhi NCR neonatologists.