Healthcare Industry News:  Enteral Access 


 News Release - January 16, 2012

CORPAK(R) MedSystems Introduces the Enhanced Second-Generation CORTRAK(R) 2 Enteral Access System(TM)

BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)- CORPAK® MedSystems today introduced the second-generation model of its innovative CORTRAK® Enteral Access System (EAS™) -- the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™, which allows confirmation of feeding tube placement without the need for X-ray verification. Equivalent to the original CORTRAK® System in navigation and operation, the new system offers enhanced performance related to visual feedback for safe bedside placement of feeding tubes and additional information to aid in the confirmation of tube tip location.

The CORTRAK® 2 EAS™ has been redesigned as a sleeker, more portable system. Its compact, ergonomic All-in-one Monitor™ includes an integrated visual display terminal (VDT), touch screen, and embedded computing system. Back-panel cable connections protect connectors during transport, and the visible power indicator on the All-in-one Monitor™ and the Smart Receiver Unit provides continual feedback for safe system operation.

The CORTRAK® 2 Electromagnetic Transmitting Stylet and CORFLO® Feeding Tube together provide accurate relative positional tracking of the tube tip during insertion for real-time confirmation of tip position.

"Our new CORTRAK® 2 EAS™ extends the innovative line of leading-edge products our customers rely on for safe and accurate Enteral Access at the bedside," said Richard Eagle, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for CORPAK® MedSystems. "The experience of our 200+ health care system customers utilizing CORTRAK® influenced the development of the enhancements contained in the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™. Customers can be confident that using the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™ can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for X-ray verification of feeding tube placement."

Compact and portable, the unit allows easy maneuverability in the ICU. Built-in expansion capabilities ensure long equipment life and support. The CORTRAK® 2 Smart Receiver Unit™ technology self-tests system integrity before, during, and after feeding tube placement for greater confidence in safe tube placement.

CORTRAK® 2 EAS's advanced fault response technology provides sophisticated error notifications and trouble-shooting capabilities. The Electromagnetic Transmitting Stylet of the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™ generates a real-time signal allowing advancement and reinsertion for feeding tube repositioning, as needed, in the preferred position in the digestive tract.

"A solid and growing clinical base, Center of Reference hospital expertise, and on-site peer support offers clinicians confidence that by using the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™, they can be successful in reducing or eliminating the use of X-rays, improving patient safety and improving efficiencies in the ICU," noted CORPAK's Eagle.

About CORPAK MedSystems

CORPAK® MedSystems, founded in 1979, manufactures and markets enteral/vascular access devices used primarily in the acute care setting of hospitals and surgery centers. Products are sold worldwide through a combination of exclusive distributors and a direct sales force. CORPAK® manufactures a complete range of leading-edge Enteral Access devices, including the CORTRAK® Enteral Access System (EAS™) and the CORTRAK® 2 EAS™, devices that "track" the feeding tube during the bedside placement procedure, obviating the need for confirmatory X-rays. For more information on how CORPAK®'s products benefit both patients and clinicians, please visit

Source: CORPAK MedSystems

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