FDA OKs Velano Vascular’s next-gen needle-free blood draw device

Velano recently received FDA clearance for their PIVO Next Gen device!

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The FDA cleared Velano Vascular’s second iteration of its needle-free blood draw device, which attaches to the peripheral IV line that most hospital patients already have, cutting down on repeated needle sticks that are the norm for blood collection.

A peripheral IV, used to deliver fluids, medication or nutrients, may be used to draw blood, but only upon insertion. The single-use, disposable PIVO device attaches to the IV line and advances a small, flexible catheter through it. From here, the device aspirates blood samples without needing to stick the patient multiple times, said Velano Vascular CEO Eric Stone previously.

While the device makes blood draws more comfortable for the patient, it also reduces practitioners’ exposure to needles, Stone said. In the long term, the PIVO device could potentially standardize blood collection across hospitals and health systems.

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