Baxter (NYSE:BAX) announced today that the FDA issued 510(k) clearance to its Novum IQ infusion pump with Dose IQ safety software.
Deerfield, Illinois-based Baxter designed its new Novum IQ syringe infusion pump (SYR) to deliver small amounts of fluid at low rates. It includes a technologically integrated user experience with enhanced safety features. The system offers advanced connectivity, configurable anesthesia care settings and a set portfolio for optimum accuracy.
Novum IQ’s interface incorporates colored visual banners for identifying enteral delivery. It also has a backlit keypad and guided syringe loading.
Baxter said in a news release that Novum IQ with Dose IQ represents its latest developments for infusion therapy. It can fully integrate with electronic medical records through Baxter’s IQ Enterprise connectivity suite.
“We are thrilled to bring a new syringe infusion pump to the market that represents the next generation of Baxter’s intelligent infusion ecosystem,” said Heather Knight, Baxter president, medication delivery, acute therapies, clinical nutrition, Latin America and Canada. “Together, the Novum IQ syringe infusion pump, Dose IQ Safety Software and IQ Enterprise Connectivity Suite advance the interoperability and data insights needed to help prevent harm and personalize therapy for patients, including neonates and other fragile patients.”
Baxter is advancing infusion technologies
Novum IQ features the Dose IQ web-based, customizable drug library and dose error reduction system. Dose IQ helps to ensure pumps are up to date and incorporates titration error prevention technology.
Dose IQ also optimizes information infrastructure and accessibility while offering flexibility to scale. Baxter said it designed its system to meet FDA guidance for infusion devices, including cybersecurity, too.
Baxter’s IQ Enterprise connectivity suite enables over-the-air operating system upgrades to all Novum IQ SYRs in a hospital network. It also allows the option to enable auto-programming and auto-documentation of infusion data.
The platform delivers near-real-time infusion data and streamlined infusion reports, plus clear visualizations of data across a hospital system. Tagless asset tracking on IQ Enterprise shows infusion pump location and status throughout the hospital.