Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, announced today it has received 510(k) regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its wireless Agilia® Connect Infusion System which includes the Agilia® Volumetric Pump and the Agilia® Syringe Pump with Vigilant® Software Suite-Vigilant® Master Med technology.
The Agilia Connect volumetric pump and syringe pump are the first to be cleared by following TIR101 standards, which were developed by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in 2021.
The wireless Agilia Connect Infusion System has been available outside the U.S. since 2016 and has more than 126,000 customer installations. The Agilia Connect Infusion System builds on the company’s first generation Agilia Infusion System, available in more than 130 countries with more than 1.2 million customer installations, to provide wireless connectivity through the Vigilant Software Suite. This software suite includes Vigilant Master Med drug library software, Vigilant Insight infusion analytics software and Agilia Partner calibration and maintenance software. The product offering enables the centralized distribution of drug libraries, warehousing of infusion data for reporting and analysis and wireless maintenance and calibration of devices.
“Both patients and caregivers benefit from smarter devices that make health care safer and easier,” said John Ducker, president and CEO of Fresenius Kabi USA. “As a company with more than 35 years of global infusion technology expertise we look forward to establishing Fresenius Kabi as the partner of choice for infusion therapy in the U.S.”
Focused on patient safety and designed to drive best practices, Agilia features customized Master Drug Libraries based on each hospital or clinic’s approved medication protocols. These drug libraries can be distributed wirelessly to an entire fleet of Agilia Connect Pumps, safely and securely. With the Vigilant Insight Continuous Quality Improvement software, infusion data can be configured on demand into reports. This enables providers to conduct independent performance analyses across multiple health care facilities to help reach their infusion practice and patient safety goals.