Lineus Medical Goes Digital in Connecticut

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SafeBreak Vascular.  This device is not FDA cleared.
SafeBreak Vascular. This device is not FDA cleared.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. & HARTFORD, Conn. - Oct. 28, 2019 - PRLog -- Lineus Medical is proud to announce its selection into the Hartford, Connecticut based Digital Health CT accelerator program.  The accelerator is operated by London, England based Startupbootcamp, the premier organization for incubators and startups.  The Digital Health CT program was established to attract medical and health care technologies to Hartford and is sponsored by Hartford HealthCare, Hartford-based Trinity College and the Mansfield-based University of Connecticut School of Business.  Lineus Medical was one of 397 applicants and was selected on October 16, 2019 as one of the 10 companies included in its inaugural class.

The program commences on November 12, 2019 and will run for three months, concluding in February 2020 with a Demo Day.  The cohort companies will receive support through mentorship and access to local resources as well as industry and investor connections to grow their businesses. The accelerator will also provide the companies with a place to test their products in a real world setting by providing access to the well-established medical community of Hartford.  The startups will also benefit from Startupbootcamps global network of resources that include 20+ industry focused programs across the world.

Vance Clement, CEO of Lineus Medical stated, "It is a great honor to be selected into the first cohort of Digital Health CT.  During the interviewing process, the excitement of the entire Hartford Healthcare team and the City of Hartford was palpable.  We can't wait to get started on proving the clinical effectiveness of our SafeBreak Vascular product."

Spencer Jones, a registered nurse and founder of Lineus Medical stated, "The two-day selection process was extremely well organized, and we were really thrilled with the level of commitment and enthusiasm from Hartford Healthcare.  Getting to meet the other startups was great as well.  There were some very talented entrepreneurs with truly cutting-edge technologies.  We feel blessed to have been selected out of such a high-quality group of businesses."

Hartford Hospital's IV Team Leader, Lee Steere, said, "Lineus Medical's SafeBreak Vascular product is a very straightforward and practical solution for the problem of IV dislodgement.  The selection committee at Digital Health CT was impressed with Lineus Medical's presentations and looks forward to helping Lineus move forward with their business.  The team at Hartford Healthcare intends to formally evaluate the SafeBreak product and determine how our nurses and patients can benefit from using the SafeBreak.  One of Digital Health CT's purposes is to help us introduce new innovations into our system."

Lineus Medical is the developer of a unique, patented, break-away IV technology that is being designed to work with a variety of medical tubing. Dislodgement of feeding tubes, IV lines, urinary catheters and any other type of medical line could be prevented by the device breaking into two pieces, and therefore protecting the patient's medical line. The company's first product, SafeBreak Vascular, fits into any standard IV tubing and will help prevent IV lines from failing, which occurs 46% of the time according to the clinical literature.1 SafeBreak Vascular is not yet FDA cleared and is not yet for sale. More information about Lineus Medical and Digital Health CT is available at and respectively.

1Helm, R.E., et al., Accepted but Unacceptable: Peripheral IV Catheter Failure. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2015;38(3): 189-203.


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