Qosina has added eight new NRFit connectors and caps (#40050-#40057) to its product line. These components are compliant with the ISO 80369-6 standard, which specifies the requirements for small-bore connectors to be used for connections in neuraxial applications such as spinal and epidural procedures.
The NRFit connectors look much like luers, making a tapered seal connection; however, they are slightly smaller so that they cannot be misconnected to male or female luers as specified in the ISO 594 standards. The NRFit components are BPA- and latex-free medical-grade acrylic resin, small and lightweight, gamma and EtO sterilization ready, and are clear with no colorants added. The connectors are available to fit 0.083 inch (2.1 mm) or 0.122 inch (3.1 mm) outer diameter tubing, and the caps are offered in both vented and non-vented designs. The ergonomic wings on the female connectors and the easy-to-grip hub on the male connectors allow for ease of use.