Texas-based Houston Medical Robotics received FDA clearance for its Euclid Tier 1 Mini Access System, which looks like a sextant for central venous catheter placement.
It provides a depth scale to adjust where you want it to go and fits standard ultrasound transducers for watching where the needle is heading.
The Euclid™ Tier 1 Mini Access System is designed to access and/or place a Guidewire into a vessel located 5 mm to 60 mm below the skin surface. The system is a portable, hand operated, and used in conjunction with a commercially available Ultrasound Imaging System. When coupled, the user has the ability to accurately locate, determine the depth, and insert a Needle and Guidewire into the selected vessel. The ultrasound image enables the user to determine whether or not the Guidewire is placed correctly within the vessel.
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