B. Braun Announces Upgraded Ambulatory and Pain Management Pump - The Curlin 6000...

Wed May 7, 2008 9:00am EDT

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B. Braun Announces Upgraded Ambulatory and Pain Management Pump - The Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) - at AACN

CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--
B. Braun Medical Inc., a global leader in innovative healthcare
products and services, announces the launch of the Curlin 6000
CMS(TM), made possible through its distribution agreement with Curlin
Medical Inc. The Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) ambulatory electronic infusion
system, which revolutionizes reliable, smart infusion technology with
multi-therapy applications, will be presented at The American
Association of Critical-Care Nurses' (AACN) National Teaching
Institute & Critical Care Exhibition being held May 6-8 in Chicago
(Booth #3246).

   The Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) is a comprehensive product that
incorporates a convenient PCA pump with both PC and PDA connectivity,
and state-of-the-art CMS (Clinical Management System) software. The
system is an upgrade on the 4000 series and comes equipped with
Information On Demand (IOD) technology and is capable of delivering IV
therapy using syringes, bottles or bags. For added flexibility in
hospital settings, the Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) offers multiple therapy
modes beyond PCA, including TPN with ramp/taper, continuous and
intermittent infusions in addition to PCA and epidural modes.

   Adding to the features of the Curlin(TM) Pain Management System,
the Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) has built-in safety features; such as integral
free flow protection from upstream occlusion detection and
programmable medication limits. It also possesses a larger color
screen making it easier to read. The verification and confirmation of
dose changes before implementation reduces the risk of programming
errors and improves infusion outcomes for patient safety.

   "We're pleased to bring the Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) to our customers
and anticipate even more beneficial results for patients with the 6000
series as customers are finding it to be an easy-to-use and extremely
reliable system," said Gale White, Vice President for Infusion Systems
at B. Braun Medical Inc. "Additionally, the launch of this upgraded
system aligns well with our overall business strategy to provide our
customers with the pain management solutions to improve patient safety
and care. With many hospitals increasing use of sedation protocols,
the compact size and lockbox capability fit in well with these therapy

   While the Curlin 6000 CMS is primarily useful for hospital pain
management teams, it also provides advantages for oncology, outpatient
clinics, hospices and home infusions. The system provides the highest
standard of medication safety, reducing therapy interruptions and
catheter line complications as well as improving flow accuracy.
Additionally, the Curlin 6000 CMS(TM) is helpful not only in drug
administration, but also in event monitoring. The system gives
healthcare professionals the ability to retrieve detailed, data rich
reports based on the events stored in its log file. The report can
indicate events, tampering or incorrect pump settings.

   About B. Braun

   B. Braun is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Medical
Technology Global Excellence Award for its excellence in helping
healthcare providers improve the lives of their patients. B. Braun has
achieved "Best in KLAS" for Smart Pump Technology in *KLAS's 2007 Year
End Report.

   Since its founding in 1839, B. Braun has built an unparalleled
store of knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative healthcare
products, medical devices and programs that enhance working processes
in hospitals, alternate care settings and medical practices -
increasing safety for patients, doctors and nurses. Its 35,000
employees worldwide are proud of their commitment to translating
customer needs into products with unmatched quality, superior
technology, cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility.

   Through its "Sharing Expertise(R)" initiative, B. Braun promotes
best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and
services. For more information about B Braun or its safety healthcare
products, call 800-854-6851, email us at inquiry@bbraun.com or visit
B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.

   About Curlin

   Curlin Medical is a medical device company with patented
technology, establishing itself as the infusion system provider that
bridges the needs of the hospital and alternate site markets. Curlin
Medical Inc. is located in Hungtington Beach, CA, and with its
affiliates and predecessor companies has been in business for over 25
years. For more information visit www.curlinmedical.com.

Stern + Associates
Stephanie Euler, 908-276-4344 ext. 213
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Susan Denby, 610-997-4856

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