REIMAGINING REGIONAL ANESTHESIA WITH ULTRASOUND IMAGING

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A Powerful Alliance

B. Braun Melsungen AG and Royal Philips have formed a multi-year strategic alliance to innovate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia – a rapidly growing alternative to general anesthesia – and vascular access. 

B. Braun, the global leader in regional anesthesia and pain management, and Philips, one of the global leaders in image guided therapy solutions, are leveraging their combined clinical expertise and R&D capabilities, as well as sales and service channels, to jointly develop and commercialize solutions to support anesthesiologists and hospitals in critical areas of regional anesthesia. The alliance will also focus on vascular access procedures, such as those used to insert catheters into deeply seated veins as part of a catheter-based treatment.

Benefits

Meeting a need

Regional anesthesia and especially peripheral nerve blocks are not easy to perform. Improve anesthetic effectiveness and preventing damage to the targeted nerve or other tissue structures depends on the accurate placement of the needle tip through which the anesthetic will be injected or a catheter will be placed. The alliance positions B. Braun and Philips to meet the need for innovations that continually improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of regional anesthesia procedures.

Supporting critical areas of regional anesthesia

These solutions are intended to enhance needle visualization and guidance, as well as optimize procedure workflow and resource planning to bring efficiency across the patient care cycle, with fewer side effects, less recovery time and lower risk of complications.

Enhancing regional anesthesia procedures

A solution for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia comprising a dedicated point-of-care mobile ultrasound system, decision support software, echogenic needles, and a suite of services.