Active Needle Technology aims to enable clinicians to perform needle based procedures safely, efficiently and cost-effectively benefiting patients and healthcare providers.
Welcome to ActiveNeedle
Active Needle Technology is a pre-revenue medical device company exploiting technology developed at the University of Dundee. The company aims to commercialise its award-winning “needle actuating device” technology into a well-segmented $4+ Billion special purpose needle market, especially $1. Billion biopsy market, to enable precise needle targeting in ultrasound-guided needle interventional procedures.
Accurate needle placement via real-time visualisation and reduced tip deflection of needles is an acknowledged medical need that will increase resource-efficiency by improving the first-time success rate of needle-based procedures, minimizing procedure time and patient stress, contributing to reduced complications and re-admission rates.
ACTIVE NEEDLE TECHNOLOGY AIMS TO
- Enhance tip visibility at even difficult angles.
- Reduce tip deflection at deep locations.
- Provide better penetration through tissue interfaces.
- Reduce pain and tissue trauma.
Better Visibility and Improved Accuracy can lead to
Increased confidence of needle tip detection leading to increased uptake of ultrasound guidance.
Reduced complications and discomfort leading to better patient outcome.
Reduced re-admission rates and procedure time leading to an estimated cost savings of over $100,000/year per operation room (Marhofer, P. 2010).
ANT’s technology does not emit any ionizing radiations or any type of radiation that is linked with cancer.
WHAT CLINICIANS ARE SAYING
The thing that stands out is the improved visibility of the needle tip because that is so important in this procedure and to me as a practitioner. I think it would be great for teaching registrars, a novice or someone who lacks experience of biopsies.
Dr. A.A.,Radiologist, UK
In my field (kidney) safety is more important than diagnosis. I sense that ANT would probably make it safer and increase tissue yield.
Dr. R.B.,Nephrologist, UK
ANT will give you more yield in terms of tissue and accuracy and more importantly the failure rate would be less, far less. I can see it might reach accuracy of 90% or even more.
Dr. M.E,Nephrologist, UK
ActiveNeedle is a cutting edge technology for ultrasound-guided diagnosis and therapeutic procedures.
Prof. Graeme McLeod,Anaesthetist, UK
ActiveNeedle is a great idea! We regularly need to aspirate neck masses for cytology and I believe that this product can allow better cell aspiration.
Dr. Rodney Mountain,ENT Surgeon, UK
What a promising product this appears to be. I could see this technology being quite helpful in performing blocks which require steeper angles and greater depths (>3cm).
Dr. Maricela Sanchez,Anaesthesiologist, USA
This new technology can greatly facilitate ultrasound guided interventions on deep or difficult lesions in the breast and axilla.