Velano Vascular received FDA clearance for its innovative needle-free
blood draw device. The product is connected to a peripheral IV catheter and
allows drawing of blood straight into a syringe or an attached vacuum tube.
Patients already on a peripheral IV don't have to undergo the pain and
discomfort of additional venipunctures, clinicians are no longer subject to
needle stick injuries, and blood draws are faster and more efficient. Children
and others with a fear of needles will particularly benefit as they will be
barely even aware that a blood draw is being conducted.
‘The Velano blood draw device is designed to reduce blood draw-related discomfort and anxiety for hospital inpatients and provide a safer work environment for healthcare providers.’
The new version of the device comes with a clamp that makes syringe blood
draws easier, and a new indication for use that no longer limits when the
device is applicable for in-dwelling peripheral IV catheters.
"We rapidly implemented and pursued FDA clearance for these modifications
based on input from patients and medical professionals who are using and systematically
assessing our blood-draw technology," said Eric M. Stone, co-founder and CEO of
Velano Vascular. "These enhancements reflect our customer-centric approach to
introducing our technology into medical practice, both in terms of product
enhancements and clinical use patterns."