Reduction of Hospital Complications and Resource Utilization after Heart Surgery Demonstrated with Use of the PleuraFlow® ACT® System. New York City, NY – August 21, 2017 — ClearFlow, Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, announced today that positive clinical trial results were presented at the International Coronary Congress (ICC) 2017 annual meeting on August 18th, 2017 in New York City, NY. The findings were presented by the study principal investigator, Dr. Yvon Baribeau, of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a presentation titled “Active Clearance of Chest Drains Reduces Retained Blood and ICU Resources after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”. This data stems from a
Anaheim, CA – July 19, 2017 — ClearFlow, Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, has announced a full market release for the 20Fr SEDL version of the PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® System for the treatment of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery patients. The SEDL refers to the “shorter effective drainage length”, which facilitates placement of the PleuraFlow chest tube in the smaller chests of pediatric patients. ClearFlow received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the CE mark last year for expanded Indications for Use with the company’s patented technology and developed a new model of the PleuraFlow product for the pediatric market.
Anaheim, CA – June 20, 2017 — ClearFlow, Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, announced today that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510[k] clearance for the company’s proprietary FlowGlide™ Active Clearance Technology® System. The FlowGlide™ System is the next generation of ClearFlow’s Active Clearance Technology that prevents or reduces chest drains from occluding with clot, which can lead to retained blood around the heart and lungs. The composite of drainage-related complications that are detrimental to outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery and that may require early or late intervention to remediate is known as Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS). These clinical complications have significant economic
Anaheim, CA – April 18, 2017—ClearFlow Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, has received the prestigious 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The award was presented to ClearFlow for its development of the PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® (ACT®) System, which has been clinically shown to reduce the occurrence of complications after cardiac surgery. Evidence suggests that chest tubes which are used for drainage after cardiac surgery have a high failure rate due to clogging. If the extra blood isn’t removed from inside the chest cavity after surgery, patients may require additional procedures which are known as Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS). Multiple studies have shown
— ClearFlow Executives Comment on Need for New Protocols — Anaheim, CA – January 31, 2017—Clinical study results presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 46th Annual Critical Care Congress in Honolulu last week suggest that all heart surgery patients are at risk for Retained Blood Syndrome, not just high-risk patients, as previously assumed. All patients having heart surgery are required to have drainage catheters to remove shed blood from around the heart and lungs in the early hours of recovery following surgery. Evidence suggests that these drainage catheters, or chest tubes, have a high failure rate due to clogging, leading to what is known as Retained Blood