The O’Neil Balloonfusor is a non-electronic elastomeric infusion pump that is suitable for a broad range of applications. It can be used to provide intermittent or constant infusions by the Intravenous (IV) or Subcutaneous (SC) route, at a fixed flow rate set by the manufacturer. It is a light weight and portable allowing its use in a variety of hospital, healthcare and outpatient settings, including being worn by the patient during ambulation. The device is suitable for the administration of various drugs e.g. antibodies, anticoagulants, analgesics, parenteral anaesthetics, cytotoxics, anti-emetics, muscle relaxants and others such as Ranitidine, Phenytoin, Digoxin, Desferrioxamine. The Balloonfusor is supplied sterile and is intended for single patient use.
Go Medical Industries has a history of developing medical devices for fluid delivery controlled by the use of non-electronic pumps and flow control tubing. Initial R&D development work for the Balloonfusor was started in 1999 to develop a pump that would deliver greater volumes than currently available with the Go Medical Springfusor device (currently 10mL and 30mL). The Balloonfusor uses an elastomeric balloon to provide the driving force instead of a syringe such as in the Springfusor. As the elastomeric balloon is an integral part of the device, the Balloonfusor is supplied sterile and is intended for single patient use.
For the provision of intermittent or continuous parenteral infusion up to 100mls in volume
The delivery of drugs via Intravenous (IV), Subcutaneous (SC) or Intramuscular (IM) infusions at a specified flow rate
For use in ambulatory or immobile patients, either within a healthcare setting or for patients at home
Infusion volumes / rates to be printed or stored in memory
Adjustable infusion rate settings and profiles required (e.g. dose titration)
Infusion accuracy greater than ±20% required (e.g. accurate infusion of a toxic drug)
Audio and visual alarm system required to alert clinicians of device failure
A “down pressure” sensor required to detect when the patient’s vein is blocked
A stored record of infusion volumes required
Multiple infusions required at the same time