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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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Infection is a common complication of intravenous cannulation, yet the mechanisms whereby microorganisms colonize these cannulae remain uncertain.
0 cm of tip of removed cannulae was cut off into a sterile container using sterile scissor and transported immediately to laboratory for culture.
CalMed develops, manufactures and distributes a complete range of cannulae, catheters and accessories for cardiac surgery.
This acquisition represents an ideal complement to Sorin existing cannulae offering and to the recent acquisition of the Estech minimally invasive cannulae product line.
The PureFlex family of adult arterial cannulae meets diverse clinical needs and is another example of LivaNovas efforts to transform medical innovation into meaningful solutions.
The first catheters and cannulae using Elast-Eon will be for innovative support devices to be introduced in 2007.
Cardiovascular surgeons continue to seek smaller cannulae that exhibit exceptional handling without compromising the flow characteristics," said Dr.
Given the strengths of COBE's international cardiovascular marketing organization, coupled with the wide market acceptance and patented features of the Research catheter product line, it is anticipated that additional market share gains of Research's cannulae will be realized accompanied by immediate incremental gains from the replacement of the COBE line.
Contract notice: Intravenous Cannulae and Associated Products.
This framework will be established for the provision of Safety Engineered Cannulae and Safety Engineered Needle IV devices.