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Utah's Catheter Connections awarded sixth patent

Published January 22, 2013 8:26 am

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Catheter Connections, a Utah company founded by nurses seeking to reduce hospital-acquired bloodstream infections, said the U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent to the company that broadly covers its technology for disinfecting the connectors at the ends of IV tubing. The company has identified those connections as a significant source of hospital-acquired infections. It is the sixth patent in the company's portfolio.