West Pharmaceutical Services has been granted a patent for a liquid transfer device with a connector body and an intravenous port, allowing for secure rotational fixation. The device includes a twist-off member for easy access to the IV port. GlobalData’s report on West Pharmaceutical Services gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on West Pharmaceutical Services, Wearable drug delivery devices was a key innovation area identified from patents. West Pharmaceutical Services's grant share as of February 2024 was 59%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Liquid transfer device with twist-off iv port

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: West Pharmaceutical Services Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918542B2) discloses a liquid transfer device designed for medical applications. The device comprises a connector body with a projection portion and an intravenous (IV) port with an elongate connecting member and a twist-off member. The IV port is rotationally fixed to the connector body using tabs and cutouts, allowing for secure fluid transfer. The twist-off member of the IV port is designed to provide access upon the application of torque, enhancing usability in medical settings.

Furthermore, the liquid transfer device includes additional features such as a vial adapter or an IV spike at different ends of the connector body, along with an additive port for fluid communication. The connector body facilitates seamless transfer of fluids between the IV port, vial adapter, and additive port, ensuring efficient and safe delivery of liquids in medical procedures. The design also incorporates self-sealing valves and puncturing cannulas for enhanced functionality, making it a comprehensive solution for liquid transfer in healthcare settings.

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