ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Ivera Medical Corp., a manufacturer of health care products that disinfect and protect devices used for access into a patient s bloodstream. The business is now a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M and a part of its Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division.
3M s vascular access products play an important role in helping to reduce complications for patients with I.V. catheters. The addition of Ivera will enable 3M to bring a broader array of vascular access solutions to more health care systems worldwide.
Ivera s I.V. port connector caps, sold under the Curos Brand, are used to disinfect and act as a barrier to contamination on devices that provide access to I.V. lines. These products complement 3M s vascular access products including Tegaderm CHG (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) I.V. Securement Dressings, which deliver the critical elements of antimicrobial protection and securement for I.V. site care.
Ivera is based in San Diego, Calif., employs approximately 60 people and has annual sales of approximately $30 million.
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3M, Tegaderm, and Curos are trademarks of 3M.
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