Hybrid Needle System for Central Venous Access

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Unmet need: Invasive temporary pacemakers are most commonly inserted via a transvenous approach, where access to the femoral, internal jugular or subclavian vein is gained, and the lead is directed into the heart. In an emergency situation, often the jugular vein is the quickest route. When accessing the jugular vein, potential perforation of the carotid artery must be prevented. In order to mitigate these risks, a need exists for a hybrid needle system to help with safe access, placement, and verification into the jugular vein when imaging is not available   JHU engineers have invented a Hybrid Needle device for accessing vasculature.
Technical Details: The device includes concentrically arranged syringes and needles to facilitate easier, safer and more controlled access to vasculature.This innovative device facilitates easier, safer and more controlled access to the jugular vein in the neck, by giving reasonable assurance that accidental puncture of the nearby carotid artery will not cause significant harm or risk of fatality to the patient. The device of the present invention creates an initial puncture with a microneedle, which creates a very small access point, wherein bleeding can be stopped by applying pressure to the neck for a short period of time.
IP Published as: WO 2016179280
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Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Hybrid Needle System for Central Venous Access PCT: Patent Cooperation Treaty PCT PCT/US2016/030777   5/4/2016     Pending
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