FDA 510(k) market clearance: ARROW VPS Device with micro-Doppler ultrasound technology in combination with intravascular ECG

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Intravenous products: Businesswire report “Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announces that its ARROW® VPS G4™ Device has received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ARROW VPS G4 Device is used in conjunction with the accompanying disposable ARROW® VPS® Stylet and will be available in the US in Q2, 2013.

The ARROW VPS Device is the only system to use micro-Doppler ultrasound technology in combination with intravascular ECG and advanced algorithms to locate the exact location of the lower 1/3 of the superior vena cava and cavo-atrial junction – the ideal location for the tip of a PICC. The technology is designed to provide clinicians real time information, which can enable avoidance of potentially serious clinical complications such as thrombosis, arterial puncture and vessel wall damage.

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