Kurin, Inc., the inventor and manufacturer of the Kurin® blood culture collection sets announced that their previously mentioned Advance Safety Needle System™ has entered full scale production on their automated machine. The Advance needle was tested in 2021, has been used in Kurin accounts since last year and is now widely available.
“We are pleased with the transition to automated manufacturing of the Advance Safety Needle, as market demand for alternative needles has been strong,” said Bob Rogers, CEO of Kurin, Inc. “Needle manufacturers have created significant stress in the supply chain with widescale backorders and unprecedented price increases. With our Advance needle, we can better control product availability for the growing Kurin customer base, as well as entertain inquiries from strategic partners looking for their own push-button needle. In addition, we are pleased that Advance shows improved performance characteristics compared to traditional, retraction-oriented products.”
Kurin’s revolutionary approach to the contaminated blood culture problem is an elegantly simple, intuitive design that requires no additional user steps. Kurin passively sidelines potential contaminants during blood culture collection. Kurin is a simply better and more sustainable approach over conventional mechanical diversion. Contaminated blood cultures are a significant problem, as roughly one-third of the positive results are wrong, exposing these patients to unnecessary antibiotics, extending hospital stays and impacting larger community health issues, such as antimicrobial resistance and the life-threatening infections caused by C. diff.
About Kurin, Inc.
Kurin Inc., a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce contaminated blood cultures. San Diego-based Kurin has received FDA 510(k) market clearance. For more information, visit the website at www.kurin.com.