IPI Awarded Grant for New Alcohol Wipe Development

Catalyst participants visit Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California.

Catalyst participants visit Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California.

Huge thank you to the New England Pediatric Device Consortium for awarding IPI a grant to develop a new alcohol wipe. Participants from our four consortium hospitals designed four products in last year's Catalyst Program.

The 2015-2016 catalyst program cycle focused on the reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in pediatric hospital settings. These occur when a patient develops a bloodstream infection after receiving a catheter, or central line, run through a vein into the vena cava. CLABSIs are among the most common hospital-acquired conditions and cost hospitals billions of dollars each year.

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