Qimo Female is a multi-purpose, closed, needle-free.
Qimo Female is a multi-purpose, closed, needle-free, I.V. connection device for blood sampling, intermittent injections or continuous infusions of fluids or drugs. Qimo Female has a very easily disinfectable membrane (disinfection must be carried out before and after use) which closes automatically when the infusion line or the syringe is disconnected.
At the distal end, Qimo Female has a male Luer-lock connection allowing it to be connected to a venous catheter or an I.V. accessory with a female Luer-lock hub (intravenous catheter, extension tube, Huber needle for infusion in an implantable port, stopcock, ramp of stopcocks, spike …).
At the proximal end, Qimo Female has a female Luer-lock end, closed thanks to a membrane in polyisoprene.
When a venous catheter or an I.V. accessory is fitted with a Qimo Female, Qimo Female can be connected onto:
– the Luer bayonet of Qimo Male (mounted on a syringe, an extension tube or an infusion set),
– a male Luer-lock end (or Luer Slip) of a syringe or an extension tube.
When a Qimo Male or a male Luer end is connected onto Qimo Female, the membrane in polyisoprene moves thanks to a metallic spring and opens an internal conduit allowing the injection, infusion, sampling.
When the device is disconnected, the spring pushes back the membrane and automatically closes the device.
Note: for the users who know Vygon Bionector, please note that Qimo Female is in fact a Bionector. The difference lies in the ring with notches allowing to receive the lugs of Qimo Male. Otherwise Qimo Female works like a Bionector.
Qimo Female is resistant to lipid emulsions and antiseptics.
Qimo Female is approved for use with power injectors (CT-scan).
Maximum pressure resistance : 350 psi (24 bars).
To inject contrast medium products (Visiopaque 320 mg iodine/ml), the flow rate has been measured as such:
35 psi (2.4 bars) : > 5 ml/s
145 psi (10 bars) : > 10 ml/s
Replacement frequency: < 360 connections or 7 days
Priming volume: 0.03 ml
Flow rate: 105 ml/min
- Contains Latex: No
- Contains DEHP: No
- Contains biogical or animal-based product: No
- Non-pyrogenic: Yes