Cardinal Health Announces Expansion of Surgical Wound Drain Category


WEBWIRE – Friday, October 12, 2012

Expanded Family of Jackson-Pratt® Wound Drain Systems Provides Broader Range of Open and Closed Drain Systems to Meet Patient Needs

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health today announced the expansion of its Jackson-Pratt® Surgical Wound Drain category, which now includes a more comprehensive selection of high-quality active and passive surgical wound drain systems.

The newly expanded Cardinal Health Jackson-Pratt® Wound Drain portfolio includes a wide variety of PVC and silicone drains, bulb and three-spring reservoirs, and accessories to meet specific patient needs. Larger-sized 28Fr and 32Fr channel drains, stainless steel trocars for use with silicone drains, center-perforated round silicone drains and additional 100cc bulb kit configurations are among the newly added products.

The expanded family of Jackson-Pratt® Wound Drain products now also includes a variety of sizes of latex penrose drains, a passive, or open, drainage system used in conjunction with a wound dressing.

The category continues to include the patented Jackson-Pratt® Hemaduct® Drain, with its unique system of multiple channels and lumens that are interconnected through a series of internal portals. The design promotes more effective distribution of suction over the entire drain and ease of removal.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.



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