Logan, Utah-based Vital 5 LLC, a VentureMD portfolio company, announces that it has received clearance from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ReLeaf, a first-to-market, dual function catheter system that provides simultaneous anesthetic infusion and wound drainage.
Continuous anesthetic infusion to the surgical site in the immediate post-operative period has been clinically proven to provide significant improvements to pain management, but this therapy is currently not compatible with the millions of surgical cases where a wound drain is prescribed. By offering an integrated system that provides effective continuous local anesthetic infusion while also providing an effective wound drain function, the Vital 5 ReLeaf will greatly expand the number of patients who can benefit from local anesthetic infusion therapy.
The clinical applications for the Vital 5 ReLeaf include any invasive surgical procedure, including spine, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic, general, obstetrics, and gynecological procedures.
About Vital 5, LLC – Vital 5 is an early stage medical device company focused on developing advanced catheter technologies to meet the increasing demand for improved post-operative pain management.