November 22, 2022 – Medovate Ltd – a UK medical device development company based in Cambridge – announced that it has been awarded a new group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. for its revolutionary regional anesthesia system SAFIRA® (SAFer Injection for Regional Anesthesia).
Premier, Inc. is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and more than 250,000 other providers and organizations. Through approximately 3,000+ negotiated contracts with leading manufacturers, Premier Inc. provides its members with access to one of the strongest contract portfolios in the industry to enable them to make savings on thousands of medical products.
Effective 1st November 2022, the contract allows members of Premier, Inc. to be able to purchase at their discretion the SAFIRA® system through the special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier Inc. in the category of Regional Anesthesia Trays and Supplies.
The current regional anesthesia procedure typically requires an assistant to inject the anesthetic whilst the anesthesiologist or CRNA uses ultrasound guidance to place the needle. SAFIRA® is a novel technology, developed alongside specialist anesthesia clinicians in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, designed to reduce the risk of nerve injury during regional anesthesia.
The SAFIRA® system automatically limits injection pressure to a specified threshold to help reduce the risk of nerve injury and improve patient safety. In addition, SAFIRA® transforms regional anesthesia into a one-person procedure by enabling anesthesiologists or CRNAs, to conduct the entire nerve block process.
Making regional anesthesia a single-operator procedure further supports the effective application of resources by enabling the clinician to take full control of the injection process, removing the need for a second operator, freeing up nursing staff to carry out other critical tasks.