Light Line Medical’s products all have three main components that are compatible with off-the-shelf catheters and endotracheal tubes: 1) a Bluetooth enabled, reusable, light generating unit, 2) a disposable fiber optic connected to the light generating unit which delivers light via our proprietary etching process, and 3) a fiber introducer customized to position and hold the fiber in place.
The Light Line Dialysis and Light Line Foley Catheters will be launched first, followed by the Light Line Respiratory and Light Line Vascular Catheters.
Light Line™ Dialysis
Due to catheter related infections 89% of dialysis patients choose hemodialysis over peritoneal dialysis even though 65% of all dialysis patients qualify for peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis costs less and has a higher 5-year survival rate.
Light Line™ Urinary
A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common infections a person can contract in the hospital or nursing home, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACCA, 2012). Indwelling catheters are the typical cause of this infection.
Light Line™ Respiratory
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial pneumonia that develops more than 48-72 hours after endotracheal tube (ETT) intubation. It is the most common infection acquired by adults and children in ICUs and is a cause of significant patient morbidity, mortality, and excess cost.
Light Line™ Vascular
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) are some of the most serious infections typically causing a prolongation of hospital stay and increased cost and risk of mortality. There are still over 30,000 CLABSI which occur in the US each year.