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Why BioFlo?

The BioFlo PICC is primarily the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer), providing a catheter material more resistant to the accumulation of blood components such as platelets and thrombus. Endexo certainly remains present throughout the life of the catheter.

Second, located in the catheter hub, PASV is designed to automatically resist backflow, therefore reducing blood reflux that could lead to catheter-related complications. The valve automatically closes after infusion and opens for sampling of blood, however it will remain closed during normal increases in central venous pressure again reducing occlusion in the catheter.

Finally, clampless, alcohol resistant extension tubes are designed to reduce the risk of damage, promote patient comfort and reduce infection.

Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify care and maintenance.

A new advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, and as a result provides a balance of flexibility and strength to ease advancement. Similarly, the carbothane promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush is also recommended. This use of saline may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.

The Carbothane allows for large internal diameters, which are designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, certainly reduce the risk of catheter occlusion and are designed for easier blood withdrawal.

Patented reverse tapered extrusion also increases kink resistance, strengthens the catheter into the hub, and the tampenade effect seals the entry tract.

The PICCs are cutting edge with ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as the Nautilus Delta.

Benefits of the BioFlo PICC

The BioFlo PICC with Endexo Technology and PASV Valve Technology

  • PASV® Valve Technology designed to automatically resist back flow and consequently reduce blood reflux on the inside of the catheter that can lead to catheter-related complications
  • Clear extension tubes allow for early visualization of blood return
  • Short reverse taper designed to staunch blood loss at insertion site
  • Alcohol resistant polyurethane material for insertion site care and catheter durability
  • Radiopaque catheter material for visualization under fluoroscopy
  • BioFlo PICC® Technology provides a catheter material more resistant to the accumulation of blood components, such as platelets and thrombus
  • Large lumen inner diameters designed to maximise flow rates, minimise risk of catheter occlusions and provide easier blood withdrawal

Features and Technical Details of the BioFlo PICC

Endexo Technology

The base polymer of the catheter material is a combination of polyurethane and a proprietary polymer compound. As a result, it is this proprietary polymer, that reduces the accumulation of platelets and thrombus adhering to the catheter shaft.

This proprietary polymer acts like a ‘non-stick’ surface throughout the catheter material, inside and out, including the cut catheter tip.

Adding the Endexo Technology polymer to the base polyurethane in the manufacturing process subsequently eliminates the need to use another form of coating to the catheter, or similarly adding other anti-bacterial agents normally associated with bacterial resistance. As a result, no heparin, no antibiotics or antimicrobials.

The Endexo Technology polymer is certainly present throughout the life of the catheter.

Most importantly, in-vitro blood loop model test results show that on average the BioFlo PICC with Endexo Technology has 87% less thrombus accumulation on its surface compared to commonly used PICCs (based on platelet count).

*The reduction in thrombus accumulation was evaluated using in-vitro and in-vivo models. Pre-clinical in-vitro and in-vivo evaluations do not necessarily predict clinical performance with respect to thrombus formation1

1Reference – © 2013 AngioDynamics, accessed December 2013 http://www.bioflopicc.com/endexo-technology

PASV® Valve Technology

PASV® (Pressure Activated Safety Valve) Technology is a specially designed valve to resist backflow, therefore reducing blood reflux on the inside of the catheter.

Infusion – Opens with minimal pressure, subsequently automatically closes after infusion.

Aspiration – Opens for sampling, subsequently automatically closes to resist pressure fluctuations that may cause reflux.

Closed – Remains closed during normal increases in central venous pressure, prevents reflux as a result.

BioFlo PICCs

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BioFlo Endexo non-PASV Xcela MST Kits with 70cm Nitinol Wire
UPNOrder NumberLumensOuter
Diameter (F)
Reverse Taper
Diameter (F)
Inner
Diameter (G)
H96545896045-896Single5617
H96545895045-895Dual5715.5

The 5 French, single lumen has the largest interior diameter PICC in Australia.

The 5 French, dual lumen is also the second most used PICC in Australia.

Kit Includes: Endexo Catheter; PTFE Coated Stiffening Wire; Stiffening Wire Guide/Flush Assembly; 92 cm Tape Measure; 10 mL Luer Lock Syringe(s); 21 Gauge x 7cm (2.75″) Safety Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 21 Gauge x 7 cm (2.75″) Standard Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 70 cm Nitinol Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire with Floppy Radiopaque Tip; Safety Scalpel; 10 cm Peelable Sheath/Dilator; StatLock Catheter Securement Device; and End Cap(s).

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BioFlo Endexo non-PASV Xcela IR Kits with 140cm Nitinol Wire
UPNOrder NumberLumensOuter
Diameter (F)
Reverse Taper
Diameter (F)
Inner
Diameter (G)
H96545885045-885Single4617
H96545886045-886Single5615.5
H96545887045-887Dual5717.5/17.5

The 4 French, single lumen is the most used PICC in Australia.

The 5 French, single lumen has the largest interior diameter PICC in Australia

5 French, dual lumen is slso the second most used PICC in Australia.

Kit Includes: Endexo Catheter; PTFE Coated Stiffening Wire; Stiffening Wire Guide/Flush Assembly; 92 cm Tape Measure; 10 mL Luer Lock Syringe(s); 21 Gauge x 7cm (2.75″) Safety Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 21 Gauge x 7 cm (2.75″) Standard Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 145 cm Nitinol Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire with Floppy Radiopaque Tip; Safety Scalpel; 10 cm Peelable Sheath/Dilator; StatLock Catheter Securement Device; and End Cap(s).

Features
  • The BioFlo PICC is the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer), providing a catheter material more resistant to thrombus. Endexo certainly remains present throughout the life of the catheter.
  • The Navilyst PICC is power injectable with advanced features such as large lumen diameters, allowing the PICC to deliver power injection flow rates required for contrast-enhanced CTs compatible with up to 325 psi CT injections.
  • Clamped, alcohol resistant extension tubes are designed to reduce the risk of damage, promote patient comfort and reduce infection.
  • Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify care and maintenance.
  • A new advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, provides a balance of flexibility and strength to ease advancement, and promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush is also recommended. This use of saline may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.
  • The Carbothane allows for large internal diameters, which are designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, reduces the risk of catheter occlusion and designed for easier blood withdrawal.
  • Patented reverse tapered extrusion is designed to increase kink resistance, strengthen the catheter into the hub and the tampenade effect seals entry tract.
  • The PICCs are cutting edge with ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as the Nautilus Delta.

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BioFlo Endexo PASV Xcela MST Kits with 70cm Nitinol Wire
UPNOrder NumberLumensOuter
Diameter (F)
Reverse Taper
Diameter (F)
Inner
Diameter (G)
H96545894045-894Single3420
H96545891045-891Single4617
H96545892045-892Single5615.5
H96545889045-889Dual5717.5/17.5
H96545890045-890Dual6716.5/16.5
H96545893045-893Triple6716.5/19/19

The 3 French, single lumen is the smallest lumen available in Australia.

The 4 French, single lumen is the most used PICC in Australia.

The 5 French, single lumen has the largest interior diameter PICC in Australia.

The 5 French, dual lumen is also the second most used PICC in Australia.

The 6 French, triple lumen similarly has the largest interior diameters in Australia.

Kit Includes: Endexo Catheter; PTFE Coated Stiffening Wire; Stiffening Wire Guide/Flush Assembly; 92 cm Tape Measure; 10 mL Luer Lock Syringe(s); 21 Gauge x 7cm (2.75″) Safety Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 21 Gauge x 7 cm (2.75″) Standard Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 70 cm Nitinol Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire with Floppy Radiopaque Tip; Safety Scalpel; 10 cm Peelable Sheath/Dilator; StatLock Catheter Securement Device; and End Cap(s).

Features
  • The BioFlo PICC is the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer more resistant to thrombus).
  • Located in the catheter hub, PASV automatically resists backflow, reducing blood reflux leading to catheter-related complications. The valve automatically closes after infusion and opens for blood sampling, however it remains closed during normal increases in CV pressure, reducing occlusion in the catheter.
  • Xcela PICC is power injectable with advanced features such as large lumen diameters, allowing the PICC to deliver power injection flow rates required for contrast-enhanced CTs compatible with up to 325 psi CT injections.
  • Clampless, alcohol resistant extension tubes reduce risk of damage, promote patient comfort and reduce infection.
  • Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify both care and maintenance.
  • A new advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, provides a balance of flexibility and strength to ease advancement, and promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush recommended – this may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.
  • Large internal diameters, designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, reduce the risk of catheter occlusion and allow easier blood withdrawal.
  • Patented reverse tapered extrusion increases kink resistance, strengthens the catheter into the hub, and the tampenade effect seals entry tract.
  • The PICCs provide cutting edge ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as Nautilus Delta.

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PICC 45-897 Hybrid, Triple Lumen, 6 French, Power Injectable, Pressure Activated Safety Valve
Features
  • Three lumens, two valves. Also one dedicated non-valved lumen for precise CVP monitoring.
  • The BioFlo PICC is the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer more resistant to thrombus).
  • Located in the catheter hub, PASV automatically resists backflow, subsequently reducing blood reflux leading to catheter-related complications. The valve automatically closes after infusion and opens for blood sampling, however it remains closed during normal increases in CV pressure, reducing occlusion in the catheter.
  • Clampless, alcohol resistant extension tubes reduce risk of damage, promote patient comfort and most importantly, reduce infection.
  • Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify both care and maintenance.
  • A new advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, provides a balance of flexibility and also strength to ease advancement, and promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush recommended – this may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.
  • Large internal diameters, designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, reduce the risk of catheter occlusion and allow easier blood withdrawal.
  • Patented reverse tapered extrusion increases kink resistance, strengthens the catheter into the hub, and the tampenade effect seals entry tract.
  • The PICCs provide cutting edge ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as Nautilus Delta.

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BioFlo Endexo PASV Xcela IR Kits with 145cm Nitinol Wire
UPNOrder NumberLumensOuter
Diameter (F)
Reverse Taper
Diameter (F)
Inner
Diameter (G)
H96545881045-881Single4617
H96545882045-882Single5615.5
H96545883045-883Dual5717.5/17.5
H96545884045-884Triple6716.5/19/19

The 4 French, single lumen is the most used PICC in Australia.

The 5 French, single lumen has the largest interior diameter PICC in Australia.

5 French, dual lumen is also the second most used PICC in Australia.

The 6 French, triple lumen similarly has the largest interior diameters in Australia.

Kit Includes: Endexo Catheter; PTFE Coated Stiffening Wire; Stiffening Wire Guide/Flush Assembly; 92 cm Tape Measure; 10 mL Luer Lock Syringe(s); 21 Gauge x 7cm (2.75″) Safety Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 21 Gauge x 7 cm (2.75″) Standard Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 145 cm Nitinol Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire with Floppy Radiopaque Tip; Safety Scalpel; 10 cm Peelable Sheath/Dilator; StatLock Catheter Securement Device; and End Cap(s).

Features
  • The BioFlo PICC is the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer more resistant to thrombus).
  • Located in the catheter hub, PASV automatically resists backflow, reducing blood reflux leading to catheter-related complications. The valve automatically closes after infusion and opens for blood sampling, however it remains closed during normal increases in CV pressure, reducing occlusion in the catheter.
  • Xcela PICC is power injectable with advanced features such as large lumen diameters, allowing the PICC to deliver power injection flow rates required for contrast-enhanced CTs compatible with up to 325 psi CT injections.
  • Clampless, alcohol resistant extension tubes reduce risk of damage, promote patient comfort and reduce infection.
  • Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify both care and maintenance.
  • A new advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, provides a balance of flexibility and strength to ease advancement, and promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush recommended – this may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.
  • Large internal diameters, designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, reduce the risk of catheter occlusion and allow easier blood withdrawal.
  • Patented reverse tapered extrusion increases kink resistance, strengthens the catheter into the hub, and the tampenade effect seals entry tract.
  • The PICCs provide cutting edge ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as Nautilus Delta.

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PICC 45-898 Hybrid, Triple Lumen, 6 French, Power Injectable, Pressure Activated Safety Valve

Kit Includes: Endexo Catheter; Hydrophilic-Coated Stiffening Wire; Stiffening Wire Guide/Flush Assembly; 92 cm Tape Measure; 10 mL Luer Lock Syringe(s); 21 Gauge, 2.75″ Safety Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 21 Gauge, 2.75″ Standard Introducer Needle with Echogenic Tip; 140 cm Nitinol Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire with Floppy Radiopaque Tip; Safety Scalpel; 10 cm Peelable Sheath/Dilator; StatLock Catheter Securement Device; and End Cap(s).

Features
  • The 6 French, triple lumen has the largest interior diameters in Australia.
  • Three lumens, two valves. One dedicated non-valved lumen for precise CVP monitoring.
  • The BioFlo PICC is the only PICC of its type with Endexo Technology (a permanent and non-eluting integral polymer more resistant to thrombus).
  • Located in the catheter hub, PASV automatically resists backflow, reducing blood reflux leading to catheter-related complications. The valve automatically closes after infusion and opens for blood sampling, however it remains closed during normal increases in CV pressure, reducing occlusion in the catheter.
  • Clampless, alcohol resistant extension tubes reduce risk of damage, promote patient comfort and reduce infection.
  • Printed priming volume and lumen size simplify care and maintenance.
  • New advanced carbothane material offers alcohol resistance for durability and convenient care, provides a balance of flexibility and strength to ease advancement, and promotes kink resistance to maintain flow. Minimum weekly saline flush recommended – this may subsequently limit the complications and cost associated with heparin use.
  • Large internal diameters, designed to provide greater flow rates at lower pressures, reduce the risk of catheter occlusion and allow easier blood withdrawal.
  • Patented reverse tapered extrusion increases kink resistance, strengthens the catheter into the hub, and the tampenade effect seals entry tract.
  • The PICCs provide cutting edge ease of placement. Firstly, shorter 70cm wire for the MST delivery. Secondly, trimmable catheter tip and enhanced radiopacity. Thirdly, highly compatible with ECG tip location technology such as Nautilus Delta.

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