Intravenous therapy (IV) or Infusion Therapy delivers fluids directly into a vein. The intravenous route of administration can be used both for injections, using a syringe at higher pressures; as well as for infusions, typically using only the pressure supplied by gravity. Over 90% of hospitalised patients receive infusion therapy, which makes it one of the most common invasive treatment procedures and a critical component of modern medicine.
Complications can be reduced with accurate intravenous fluid therapy. This can result in shorter hospital stay and reduces costs. Additionally, common infusion sets are suitable for Monidrop®, which in turn will save costs in consumables as much as over 80% compared to devices which require dedicated infusion sets.