August 30, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Catheter Connections and Merit Medical Enter an Agreement

Press Release

August 30, 2012

Catheter Connections, Inc., a leading developer of disposable devices for preventing blood stream infections caused by vascular access devices, announced that it entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology.

Under the agreement, Catheter Connections can receive up to $1M in up-front payments and additional revenue from product sales for providing Merit with rights to exclusively distribute Catheter Connection’s proprietary disinfection technology in the fields of interventional radiology and interventional cardiology. The products provided under the agreement include Catheter Connections’ DualCap technology for IV connector disinfection and protection. Merit has exercised its option under the agreement to secure the exclusive right to distribute Catheter Connections’ proprietary male luer disinfection technology.

The distribution agreement follows the most recent patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, titled “Disinfecting Caps For Medical Male Luer Connectors,” which broadly covers Catheter Connections’ male luer disinfection technology. Only Catheter Connections has patent protection, as well as FDA clearance, to market a device to disinfect and protect male luer connectors attached to the end of IV tubing lines.

Vicki Farrar, chief executive officer of Catheter Connections, said, “We look forward to the association with Merit. Merit’s impressive track record of innovation and growth, in addition to its global marketing resources, will expedite the commercialization of our DualCap technology and increase patient safety. This agreement validates our superior position in the IV disinfection market in terms of both our intellectual property and our ability to help hospitals reduce bloodstream infections.”

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
CEO of the YearUtah Business Event
Mar 20, 2015
Utah Business Magazine and Presenting Sponsors - Holland & Hart and Newmark Grubb ACRES - are pro...
Job Summit 2015Utah Business Event
Apr 10, 2015
Position your company as a Premier Employer in today's competitive job market! Utah Business maga...
30 Women to WatchUtah Business Event
May 21, 2015
Utah Business magazine and Snell and Wilmer are proud to announce the 18th annual 30 Women To Wat...
Community Events View All
CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
Mar 2, 2015
Learn to hack like a pro, while pleasing the boss! The ethical hacker is usually a trusted employ...
Advance Your HR Career by Building Credibility, Trust, and Professionalism
Mar 3, 2015
Even if you know your craft, do you know how to improve others’ perception of your ability and pr...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel