DURHAM – Durham startup 410 Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) Clearance for its LifeFlow PLUS Blood and Fluid Infuser (LifeFlow PLUS).
This device was modeled after the company’s original LifeFlow Fluid Infuser (LifeFlow) for quick fluid administration to critical patients. In the emergency room, speed and accuracy are everything. For fatal cases like septic shock, getting fluids into the body quickly is an integral part of resuscitating a patient. Before LifeFlow, such treatments were often too complex, too expensive or too slow.
The device’s design is relatively simple – it looks like a squirt gun. As a doctor squeezes the trigger, 10 milliliters of fluids shoot into a vascular access point. As the trigger is released, the device fills up with 10 more milliliters of fluids. The process is then repeated over and over. It is fast and accurate, solving a previously unmet need in emergency rooms around the country.