Another technology we discovered browsing through the press releases is a targeting biopsy needle developed especially for accessing lung tissue. The Seeker Steerable Biopsy Needle™ from PneumRX (Mountain View, California) provides 360° thumb control to help guide placement to the exact target spot in lung parenchyma, with a hope of avoiding the dreadful pneumothorax.
From the product page:
The Seeker Steerable Biopsy Needle™ allows you to make fine adjustments in intra-parenchymal needle trajectory using the joystick controlled stylet. This promotes increased targeting accuracy and decreases repetitive needle passes.
The Seeker Steerable Biopsy Needle™ lumen features a large cross sectional area made possible by a thinner walled needle design. This offers the potential to collect more tissue, facilitating a more reliable diagnosis.
Video demonstrating the movement of the Seeker needle:
Product brochure: Seeker Steerable Biopsy Needle…
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