The Medical Need for Mino-Lok®
Professional medical feedback suggests that there is an important need to develop an alternative to the standard of care for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). Of the approximately 7 million central venous catheters (CVCs) used annually, about 500,000, or 7%, become infected, leading to serious, life-threatening infections.
Who is at Risk for Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs)?
Certain patient populations are at particularly high risk for complications resulting from CRBSIs, including:
The standard of care in the management of CRBSIs consists of removing the infected CVC and replacing it with a new catheter at a different vascular access site. These procedures are costly, and 15% to 20% of the procedures are associated with significant morbidity. There are currently no approved therapies to salvage infected CVCs.