Tubing Connector targets medical applications.

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Intended for liquid media and gas applications, SRC Connector eliminates potential misconnections that can occur with luer fittings. It provides audible click for added assurance of secure, leak-free connection. Dual elastomeric seal is integral to body, creating smooth, gap-free flow path without areas for fluid to collect. Designed for 1/8 and 3/16 in. ID tubing, small bore connector is made from Class VI, animal-free materials and can withstand gamma, e-beam, and EtO sterilization.

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Colder Products Company Introduces SRC Connector For Medical Applications

Design Eliminates Potential for Medical Tubing Misconnections with Luer Fittings

St. Paul, MN - January 29, 2008 - The new SRC connector from Colder Products Company provides medical personnel with a new alternative: a tubing connector that is designed to eliminate potential misconnections that can occur with luer fittings. In medical settings, accidental tubing misconnections to the wrong line or device, such as an air hose to an intravenous line, can be extremely dangerous to patients, if not deadly. As a result, the SRC connector is an excellent choice for a wide range of liquid media and gas applications such as blood and bodily fluid handling, and air driven devices.

"The SRC is a safer small bore connector for medical tubing applications," said Jim Brown, medical business unit manager. "Not only does it eliminate the potential for dangerous tubing misconnections with luer fittings, it has a more secure latch design and allows tubing rotation to prevent accidental disconnections or kinked tubing."
The intuitive design is simple to use and provides an audible "click" for added assurance of a secure, leak-free connection. There is no twisting required to connect tubing. Users simply push the two halves together for an obvious, secure connection.

Colder's SRC connector features a dual elastomeric seal. Integral to the body it creates a smooth, gap-free flow path for improved flow characteristics, without any areas for fluid to collect. Designed for use with 1/8. and 3/16. inside diameter (ID) tubing, the small bore connector provides a smaller profile than other quick disconnect couplings. The SRC is made from Class VI, animal-free materials and can withstand gamma, e-beam and EtO sterilization.

For more information about availability and order quantities, please contact Colder's inside sales department at 651-645-0091 or 800-444-2474. Colder Products Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of quick disconnect couplings, will debut the SRC and other new products at MD&M West (Booth # 2115) at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, January 29-31, 2008. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Colder experts and discuss this new small bore connector for applications requiring a design that eliminates the potential for misconnections associated with luer fittings.

About Colder Products Company
Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings to industrial, life sciences and chemical handling markets. For a free catalog CD or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: www.colder.com. CPC, Colder Products and Colder Products Company are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.

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