March 29, 2007 — Access Scientific introduced its Wand All-in-One Micro-Access Safety Introducer at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR). The Wand is a unique, proprietary introducer that may provide faster and easier micro-access for all types of vascular access.
The company is preparing to seek FDA 510(k) market clearance for The Wand. The device is protected by patents and patents pending, domestic and international.
The device could replace the Seldinger technique that requires up to 12 steps and involves the use of several loose parts, while the Wand offers a simpler four-step procedure involving a single component.
Dr. Constantin Cope, a noted pioneer in micro-access, has described The Wand as "a promising bloodless development of the micro-access technique."
The device was conceived by Michael Tal, M.D., director of Research in Interventional Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Access Scientific is a medical device company funded by Carrot Capital Healthcare Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture capital fund.
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