MicroClave™
 

Uses market-leading infection control technology

 

 

Effectively clears blood and blood residual with low flush volumes

 

 

Does not require a change in clinical practice or technique

 

 

Minimal Bacterial Transfer

Split-septum silicone seal and internal cannula design minimizes contact between the connector’s external surface and the internal fluid path upon luer activation. Several studies have attributed this feature to a significant reduction in bacterial contaminants passed through the connector.1

Higher Bacterial Transfer

Surface septum design exposes a large external surface of the silicone to the fluid path upon luer access, potentially increasing the risk of contamination.1

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Higher Flushing Efficiency

Internal cannula creates a straight fluid path that allows for clearing of blood and blood residual with minimal flush volumes from 2 to 7.5 mL.2,3

Lower Flushing Efficiency

Mechanical valve creates a circular motion and turbulent flow—making MAX technology difficult to flush—and may increase the opportunity for biofilm to form.

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Lower Flush Volumes

Minimal residual volume of 0.04 mL and the narrow path of the internal cannula maximizes the effectiveness of every flush and allows for lower flush volumes, limiting reflux and the potential of thrombotic occlusions.3

Higher Flush Volumes

Crushable elastomer piston creates a larger surface area with more volume, requiring 4.5 times (MaxZero) and 8 times (MaxPlus) more priming volume than MicroClave Clear.

Back Pressure

MicroClave enables leak-free performance in multiple clinical scenarios and is validated to hold back pressure of greater than 60 psi for 5 seconds and greater than 45 psi for 30 seconds. Testing also shows that MicroClave easily meets the industry guidelines, holding extended back pressures of more than 75 psi.

Back Pressure

NeutraClear begins to leak under pressure of approximately 37 psi, and in lab tests, all evaluated samples failed to meet the industry guidelines of 45 psi for 5 seconds.1,2

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No Angled Access Leakage

The fluid path of the MicroClave connector remains closed until the dynamic seal is achieved between the syringe luer and the sterile silicone surface of the connector, even when challenged with an angled access.1

Angled Access Leakage

A dynamic seal can only be created when accessing the NeutaClear with a precise, straight-on luer insertion, creating opportunities for improper connections and leakage from the connector if accessed at an angle.1

Minimal Bacterial Transfer

Split-septum silicone seal and internal cannula design minimizes contact between the connector’s external surface and the internal fluid path upon luer activation. Several studies have attributed this feature to a signification reduction in bacterial contaminants passed through the connector.1

Higher Bacterial Transfer

Mechanically actuated silicone septum design creates a path where fluid must exit the male luer into a silicone chamber before entering a polycarbonate column. This technology was shown to have a higher bacterial transfer rate than Clave™ technology.

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Higher Flushing Efficiency

Internal cannula creates a straight fluid path that allows for clearing of blood and blood residual with minimal flush volumes from 2 to 7.5 mL.2,3

Lower Flushing Efficiency

With the multiconduit design, fluid must first enter the silicone seal chamber before entering the column through 2 windows to achieve flow. Baxter recommends flushing ONE•LINK with 10 mL or more after blood infusion/sampling and, if blood cannot be cleared, replace immediately.4

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Lower Flush Volumes

Minimal residual volume of 0.04 mL and the narrow path of the internal cannula maximizes the effectiveness of every flush and allows for lower flush volumes, limiting reflux and the potential of thrombotic occlusions.2

Higher Flush Volumes

Residual volume of 0.08 mL is twice as large as MicroClave, reducing the effectiveness of flushing.4

Optimized for Patient Comfort

The smooth profile of the MicroClave is 20% smaller and has 20-23% less weight.

Suboptimal for Patient Comfort

Larger and heavier than MicroClave, ONE•LINK’s bulky, irregular design may lead to patient discomfort and potentially increase the risk of pressure ulcers.

 
Comparison of Bacterial Transfer and Biofilm Formation on Intraluminal Catheter Surfaces Among Twenty Connectors in a Clinically Simulated In Vitro Model

Ryder M, Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. Presented at the World Congress on Vascular Access, June 2016.

The In Vivo Evaluation of the Flushing Efficiencies of Different Designs of Clear Needlefree Connectors

Eugene M. Breznock, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Charles J. Sylvia, Jr., DVM, MS., BioSurg, Inc., March 2011.

Low Volume Flush Characteristics of Unique Needlefree Connectors

Data on file at ICU Medical. M1-1223 Rev. 1.

MicroClave Clear and MaxPlus Comparative Matrix
Differences in Bacterial Transfer and Fluid Path Colonization Through Needlefree Connector-Catheter Systems In Vitro

M. Ryder, G.A. James, E. deLancey Pulcini, LK. Bickie, A. E. Parker. Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman.

Blood Flushing Comparisons of MicroClave Clear and MaxPlus
Needleless Connectors: More Science Behind Bacterial Transfer

Marcia Ryder PhD, MS, RN. Presented at the 2018 World Congress on Vascular Access.

Comparison of Bacterial Transfer and Biofilm Formation on Intraluminal Catheter Surfaces Among Twenty Connectors in a Clinically Simulated In Vitro Model

Ryder M, Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. Presented at the World Congress on Vascular Access, June 2016.

The In Vivo Evaluation of the Flushing Efficiencies of Different Designs of Clear Needlefree Connectors

Eugene M. Breznock, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Charles J. Sylvia, Jr., DVM, MS., BioSurg, Inc., March 2011.

Low Volume Flush Characteristics of Unique Needlefree Connectors

Data on file at ICU Medical. M1-1223 Rev. 1.

Baxter ONE•LINK Directions For Use

Data on file at ICU Medical. 7N8399 Reference 07-19-65-473 12/2010

MicroClave Clear and Baxter ONE•LINK Comparative Matrix
Blood Flushing Comparisons of MicroClave Clear and Baxter ONE•LINK

*Custom sets subject to business analysis and regional registration processes.