QCore Sapphire Infusion System by Hospira Launched in the United States

November 05, 2013

November 5, 2013

Hospira Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, introduced their QCore Sapphire infusion system. This advances the company’s global device strategy, making them a redoubtable player in the global market. The Sapphire infusion system was given regulatory clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Sapphire platform can be used in acute care settings or in home care settings. It is a lightweight infusion system packed with advanced functions and technologies, including a colored touchscreen for fast, efficient programming, updateable software via computer connection; and a number of infusion modes for all intended uses, simplifying patient care across varied clinical areas.

The Sapphire platform is already used in Europe and Canada. It is a vital addition to Hospira’s modernized U.S. device portfolio. Hospira’s Gemstar ambulatory pumps will be retired and replaced by the Sapphire infusion system. This shift had been indicated in early 2013 as the company announced their future global device strategy.

Rich Nevin, Vice president of Hospira’s Medication Management Systems said that the launch of the Sapphire system in the U.S. shows their commitment to improving medication delivery. He adds that this step strengthens the breadth of their medication management business.

"The Sapphire system was developed to easily adapt to changing clinical needs and allows Hospira to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date device technology," he says.

January marked the beginning of Hospira’s international distribution agreement for the Sapphire infusion system with Q Core Medical. The company continues to strive for innovation and growth—Hospira supports the continued progress of device remediation, including efforts for the improvement of device quality and standards.

Ensuring proper maintenance and servicing of infusion pump systems also adds to the safety and quality of patient care. AIV offers parts and services for most leading infusion pumps in the market, including Abbott/Hospira Infusion Pumps. Browse through AIV’s replacement parts and repair services at http://www.aiv-inc.com/iv-infusion-pump-replacement-parts.html.

About the Author

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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