Reprocessing of popular vein treatment catheter results in significant cost savings and medical waste reduction for vein practices. Since the service was launched in January of 2012, more than 400 clinics have contracted to have their ClosureFAST catheters reprocessed, and Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that more than 20,000 ClosureFAST vein ablation catheters have been reprocessed by its reprocessing partner, Northeast Scientific, Inc.
“Our reprocessing service for the ClosureFAST catheter is an increasingly attractive option for U.S. vein clinics that want to significantly reduce their costs and cut down on medical waste,” said Howard Root, Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions. “By successfully reprocessing more than 20,000 ClosureFAST catheters, our reprocessing partner NES has clearly demonstrated the utility and reliability of this service.”
“Reprocessing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry, and the vast majority of U.S. hospitals are now contracting with third-party reprocessors for a number of single-use medical devices because of the proven results,” Mr. Root said. “We are very pleased with the continued success of our reprocessing service for the widely-used ClosureFAST catheter.”