DEHP-Free Medical Tubing (Component of IVGS/BTS)

IMI shall only use PVC that is DEHP-free to manufacture the tube which is used in IVGS and BTS to connect the infusion solution/blood bag to the patient via a spike and needle catheter. DEHP Di (-ethylhexyl 1) phthalate is a plastizer used to soften the PVC. However, there have been many reports and studies that confirm that the use of DEHP is harmful to humans, as follows:

  • > It impacts on direct patient health and safety
  • > It alters levels of many enzymes, growth factors, immune system, sexual differentiation and hormones
  • > It is potentially carcinogenic.Read More