The SMTL are now offering testing of connectors to draft ISO 80369-3 Small-bore Connectors for enteral applications using the methods listed in ISO 80369-20:2015,Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications -- Part 20: Common test methods. A global branding exercise has been underway for these connectors, which are known as ENFit connectors.
Our first customer for this test was GBUK Ltd, for their range of GBUK Enteral Ltd enteral syringes.
It is expected that ISO 80369-3 will be published as an International Standard sometime in early 2016. Devices utilising the ENFit range of connectors are already in use in the UK on transition enteral administration sets. It is expected that the rest of the ranges will be introduced during 2016, including ISO 80369-3 compatible syringes and NG feeding tubes.