The Ultrasonic Guided Catheter Deployment System is a device designed to accurately place catheters into targeted anatomical regions, such as a vein, artery, tumor, core biopsies, interstitial therapy, or the like. This device guides the placement of the catheter needle very accurately, replacing manual needle placement methods with an ultrasonic probe, a mechanical firing mechanism that both holds the catheter needle and deploys it into the target, and a miniature imaging/aiming display - integrated to form a single handheld system.
The device is connected to an external ultrasound machine that provides the target imaging on the device's display panel. The display also serves as a graphical user interface to enable both accurate alignment and depth/penetration information to the target. The catheter needle is deployed by a stored energy mechanism.
The image stability can be monitored to prevent deployment should unexpected dynamic conditions arise. The device also includes sensors to verify the accurate placement of the catheter.
The Ultrasonic Guided Catheter Deployment System will enable less experienced staff to achieve results comparable to the veterans and "first stick" success will dramatically improve.
02-14 (D) Ferguson
U.S. Patent #6,875,179
Seeking partner to develop and commercialize this device
Mr. Christopher Fasel
Associate Director or Licensing
UAMS BioVentures - TLO
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