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Bearpac Medical Announces New Home Use Indication for the Passio Pump Drainage System

Moultonborough, N.H., December 1, 2020 – Bearpac Medical, LLC is pleased to announce that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Passio Pump Drainage System for the additional indication of home use to provide therapy for malignant and other recurrent pleural effusions.

The Passio Pump Drainage System consists of the Passio Catheter, a Handheld Control Unit (pump) and a Disposable Collection Kit, which includes a redressing kit, for drainage of recurrent and symptomatic pleural effusion. The Passio pump is attached to an implanted Passio catheter using the disposable collection kit and is activated to begin the evacuation of fluid into the collection bag. The Passio catheter is exclusively designed for use with the Passio collection system. Passio provides flow control throughout the therapy at lower vacuum pressures than competitive devices on the market today.

“As Bearpac builds on our product offering, we are excited to add the home use indication to our pleural indication. Passio, designed to be intuitive, provides patients with the confidence to control their therapy in the comfort of their own homes. We have seen patients quickly embracing our convenient digital platform which differentiates Passio from all other products on the market,” said Jay Zimmerman, President of Bearpac Medical.

About Bearpac Medical, LLC

Bearpac Medical is a privately held medical technology company headquartered in New Hampshire, focused on the development of novel thoracic drainage products to improve the lives of patients experiencing pleural effusions. For more information, please visit www.bearpac.com.

Bearpac Medical announces commercial launch of the new Passio Pump Drainage System after receiving FDA 510(k) Clearance

Moultonborough, N.H., August 26, 2020 – Bearpac Medical, LLC is pleased to announce that they have launched a new FDA 510(k) cleared device intended to treat patients with malignant and other recurrent pleural effusions.

For the first time, a Class II electronic handheld pump will be available to clinicians for a more controlled delivery of therapy for patients experiencing pleural effusions.

The Passio Pump Drainage System consists of the Passio Catheter, a Handheld Control Unit (pump) and a Disposable Collection Kit, which includes a redressing kit, for drainage of recurrent and symptomatic pleural effusion. The Passio pump is attached to an implanted Passio catheter using the disposable collection kit and is activated to begin the evacuation of fluid into the collection bag. The Passio catheter is exclusively designed for use with the Passio collection system. Passio provides electronic flow control throughout the therapy at lower vacuum pressures than competitive devices on the market today.

“Pleural effusion drainage devices haven’t changed in decades. Bearpac’s strategy of combining technology with a user friendly design allow the caregiver and/or patient the ultimate control over the therapy. Our ultimate goal is to make this stage of their treatment less painful,” said Jay Zimmerman, President of Bearpac Medical.

About Bearpac Medical, LLC

Bearpac Medical is a privately held medical technology company headquartered in New Hampshire, focused on the development of novel thoracic drainage products to improve the lives of patients experiencing pleural effusions. For more information, please visit www.bearpac.com.