News | Jun 20, 2017
Fast Break Introducer Needle by Air Force Medical Service
The Air Force Medical Service seeks a private company to license and manufacture a needle that eliminates a problematic step in the Seldinger wire technique.
The six-step Seldinger wire technique is used for inserting catheters into central veins, installing pacemakers in the heart, inserting chest drains, visualizing the blood vessels, and other advanced medical procedures.
This Air Force invention is a vascular access needle that can split in half following the introduction of a guidewire. It eliminates the need to back the needle out over the guidewire.
Contact TechLink’s Dan Swanson to learn more about licensing this military technology and other medical technologies developed by the Air Force Medical Service.