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Prep-Lock™ From IMI Guards Against Drug Diversion and Misuse

Company Background 

IMI is celebrating 50 years of working closely with pharmacists and compounding professionals to create innovative sterile products that meet very specialized needs. Throughout this time, IMI has established long standing partnerships with some of the biggest names in healthcare. Through these partnerships and directly, IMI is delivering the kind of high-quality and high-value products that pharmacy operations demand. All IMI products are manufactured in the USA under the strictest quality standards at their FDA registered, ISO 13485 certified facility. 

Product Overview 

Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Caps (for Sterile IV Luer Lock Syringes) 

Compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) are at their greatest risk when they leave the custody of your pharmacy. The Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Cap greatly reduces the risk of your CSP being compromised either accidentally or intentionally. It ensures that product integrity is maintained from the time it leaves the sterile hood until it is administered by an authorized clinician. If your facility uses an outsource compounder, chances are you are already familiar with IMI’s tamper evident cap technology. You can easily incorporate the use of this cap for your in-house preparations which will provide standardization of all syringes throughout your hospital. Installing the tamper evident cap in your compounding operation is highly efficient. Each sterile tray of 10 caps offers the pharmacist the ability to quickly install the cap with a simple twist of the syringe. This helps to reduce the risk of touch contamination and enhances aseptic technique. Administering a syringe is very easy for the authorized clinician. Simply pull-off the outer sleeve of the tamper evident cap, unscrew the remaining luer lock cap, and discard. A choice of three different colored caps and two outer sleeve styles allows the pharmacy the ability to color code either specific drug classes or processes. 

Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Cap (for ENFit® Syringes) 

The ENFit® connector standard (ISO 80369-3) for enteral feeding devices is a welcomed feature for mitigating potential misconnections. IMI is pleased to offer a tamper evident cap for ENFit Syringes that further enhances patient safety. These innovative caps help guard against drug diversion and misuse from the time the syringe leaves the pharmacy until the time it is administered. The tamper evident cap is compatible with both standard and low dose ENFit Syringes. 

 Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Caps (for Oral Dispensers) 

The Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Cap for Oral Dispensers offers the same kind of tamper evident protection found in the sterile IV syringe model. It is the only tamper evident cap for oral dispensers available today. Since oral dispenser tips are unique to each dispenser manufacturer, the Prep-Lock Tamper Evident Cap for Oral Dispensers is offered in four different versions, for use with the Baxter EXACTAMED Oral Dispenser, the Comar® Oral Dispenser, the BD Oral Dispenser, and the NeoMed® Oral Dispenser. Unlike standard oral tip caps which can easily dislodge and fall off, the Prep-Lock Oral Cap provides a more secure capping of the oral dispenser. 

Additional Product Lines 

IMI offers a variety of sterile devices designed for the compounding pharmacist: 

• Prep-Seal™: Sterile Luer Lock Caps and Plugs 

• Prep-Fill™: Sterile Luer Lock Connectors 

• Rx-Vent™: Sterile Venting Needles 

• Rx-Tract™: Sterile Aspirating Needles 

Trade Shows/Meetings Attended

IMI regularly participates at a variety of industry trade shows and conferences including: 

• American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 

• European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) 

• National Pharmacy Purchasing Association (NPPA)

• International Health Facility Diversion Association (IHFDA) 

• Hospital Pharmacy Conference (Health Connect Partners) 

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