Bactiguard wins CVC tender in Sweden

Bactiguard has won its first Swedish tender for central venous catheters (CVC), covering the Skåne region. The contract enables hospitals in the region to purchase Bactiguard’s anti-infective central venous catheters (BIP CVC) for at least two years.

“The University Hospital in Lund has been using our CVCs for approximately one year with very positive feedback, and therefore the county council has now decided to make the products available to all hospital in the region by including them in their latest tender,” says Nina Nilsson, SVP Sales and Marketing.

The contract runs from October 2018 to October 2020. Region Skåne may then extend the contract for another two (2) years. In accordance with Swedish tender law, the Skåne county council will execute the formal contract once the appeal period has expired, on 30 July 2018.

Since 2017, Bactiguard has a contract for its urinary catheters, BIP Foley Catheter and BIP Foley Catheter Silicone, with Region Skåne.

Central venous catheters with Bactiguard’s coating have been shown to reduce blood stream infections by up to50 percent in a randomized controlled clincial trial (RCT).1 Additionaly, a recently published study at Karolinska University Hospital showed that BIP CVC gave significantly fewer adverse events than a non-coated product.2

A common complication during treatment with CVCs, apart from infections, is thrombosis. An ex vivo study using Thrombin-Anti-Thrombin (TAT) as a marker for the risk of developing thrombosis, showed lower TAT levels when using BIP CVC compared to to uncoated catheters, which may indicate a lower risk of developing thrombosis.3

1. Goldschmidt al., Zbl. Bakt. 1995; 233: 215-223.
2. Björling G et al., J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 Nov 6.
3. Vafa Homann et al. 2015, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B Appl. Biomater.

For further information, please contact:
Nina Nilsson, SVP Sales and Marketing, mobile: +46 70 214 87 49