MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2012--
(NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today
announced a significant capacity expansion of its Kangaroo™ ePump and
Kangaroo™ Joey enteral feeding pumps and sets. This announcement comes
in the wake of a recent announcement of a competitor’s exit from the
enteral feeding pump market in the United States.
“Covidien has increased its inventory of enteral feeding pumps and its
feeding set capacity to ensure that there is no shortage in the market,”
said Gabriel McHugh, Franchise Director of Marketing at Covidien. “With
this investment, we are confident that we can provide ample supply to
meet market needs today and in the future. All Kangaroo feeding pumps
and sets are currently in stock and available for shipment.”
For 30 years, clinicians have relied on Kangaroo enteral feeding pumps
to feed and hydrate their patients. Covidien offers Kangaroo feeding
pump technology in both institutional and ambulatory options.
ePump enteral feeding pump is optimized for the institutional
setting with fully programmable variable feed, flush and hydration
capabilities and easy to use ATM-style programming. It is accompanied
by a full portfolio of feeding sets featuring safe enteral connections.
Joey enteral feeding pump feature set matches the Kangaroo ePump
but with fully ambulatory capabilities, lightweight design and an
extended battery life of 18 hours, it is ideal for the home setting.
All Kangaroo enteral feeding products feature safe enteral connections
Stepped connectors that have been designed with a larger tip to
prevent accidental connection to IV tubes while providing a secure
connection with Kangaroo feeding tubes
Purple color-coding to identify a nutritional port not for IV access.
“In addition to supplying a market-leading product, Covidien prides
itself on providing comprehensive product training and support,” Mr.
McHugh added. “Our sales and clinically trained in-service teams are
prepared to support customer requirements. Additionally, we provide 24/7
in-service training at www.kangaroopumptraining.com.”
For additional information regarding Covidien’s pumps, service or supply
capabilities, customers may contact their local Covidien representative
or visit www.covidien.com/kangaroo.
Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates
innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers
value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures,
distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product
lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical
Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000
employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over
140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com
to learn more about our business.
Lisa Clemence, 508-452-4375
Lannum, CFA, 508-452-4343