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KLINIKUM+| 💉 peripheral intravenous cannulas: better, faster, stronger 💪

Company name: TuCann Medical

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Founded by: Maryam Soomro, Santiago Beltran Diaz

What is the challenge tackled?

TuCann Medical is addressing the challenge of hospital-acquired infections, specifically those associated with the use of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulas (PIVCs). These devices, which are commonly used in healthcare settings, can sometimes lead to complications such as bloodstream infections and phlebitis (inflammation of the veins), as well as occlusions (blockages) in the devices themselves.

The process of inserting these devices can be uncomfortable for patients and may require multiple attempts, leading to patient discomfort and inefficiencies in clinical workflows.

Alright...let's recap on how the existing PIVC works:

The moonshot product:

TuCann Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC)

TuCann Medical’s solution is a novel PIVC that is designed to minimize these issues. Let's dissect the product's core features:

  • Mitigating Health Risks: The PIVC is designed to ward off complications such as bloodstream infections, inflammation of the veins (phlebitis), and blockages in these devices. These issues are frequently encountered with existing cannulas, often necessitating their removal and leading to multiple instances of needle insertion for patients.

  • Reduced Needle Sticks: The PIVC is designed to require fewer needle sticks, which can improve the patient experience.

  • Antimicrobial Features: The PIVC incorporates novel antimicrobials to prevent infections1. This is a significant feature as the sterility of peripheral IVs is often broken, leading to sepsis and other infections in hospitals.

  • Patient Comfort and Vascular Health: The design of the PIVC prioritizes patient vascular health and comfort.

  • Efficiency and Waste Reduction: The PIVC is designed to reduce waste and save time in clinical workflows.

Development status?

As of now, The company is part of the MedTech Actuator Accelerator program, working on the R&D of their PIVC.

👉 what a transformative innovation in #medtech! check their progress: TuCann Medical: Overview | LinkedIn


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