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Arkis BioSciences’ portfolio enables surgical efficiency while improving patient care with minimally invasive, less traumatic procedures. Innovative engineering and manufacturing advances allow Arkis to provide market-leading quality at economical pricing, placing precision into the hands of neurosurgeons. Arkis is furthermore the exclusive provider of Endexo® polymer impregnated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) catheters for improved external drainage.
Advanced Catheter Technology
Arkis CerebroFloTM EVD Catheter with Endexo® Technology:
The CerebroFlo™ EVD Catheter from Arkis BioSciences is the first and only External Ventricular Drainage catheter with Endexo® Technology, a permanent additive that functionalizes all surfaces, including cut perforations, that greatly reduces fibrinogen and platelet activation and adhesion, resulting in less thrombus formation. Endexo® is a permanent and non-eluting additive extruded into the catheter material, contains no heparin, and remains throughout the life of the catheter without depleting. The CerebroFlo EVD Catheter has demonstrated an average of 99% less thrombus accumulation onto its surface, in-vitro, compared to a market leading EVD catheter. The Endexo® macromolecule has been commercially shown in vascular access, dialysis, and other applications to significantly reduce thrombus related obstructions in a variety of catheters.*
*Data on file, or please reference the CerebroFlo white paper.
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Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Arkis Single Pass Tunneling Guidewire®
Arkis’ exclusive Tunneling Guidewire is a first of its kind less invasive shunt passer that combines a tunneling instrument and guidewire, providing precise steerable catheter implantation. Using Arkis’ patented Single Pass® workflow, surgeons can now route a peritoneal or pleural catheter from a frontal scalp incision site directly to the torso incision, without the typical third surgical site near the ear. Overall, Arkis’ Single Pass Tunneling Guidewire® allows up to one-third less invasive procedures designed to reduce surgical duration and trauma.
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Arkis Precision Tunneler™
The Arkis Precision Tunneler comprises a disposable stainless-steel stylette and cannula, with a robust handle featuring an interlocking cannula mechanism for precise steerability. The Precision Tunneler is sturdy, yet readily malleable, for precise subcutaneous tunneling.
Arkis Subcutaneous Guidewire™
The Arkis Subcutaneous Guidewire is a multipurpose handheld guidewire for efficient contour tunneling. Utilizing the same proprietary guidewire tip and technology as Arkis’ Tunneling Guidewire, the Subcutaneous Guidewire facilitates easy retroauricular cranial-caudal implant placements, external ventricular drainage catheter routing, as well as torso applications including lumboperitoneal shunt implantation, intrathecal catheter placements, and other surgical applications.
Advancing medical technology worldwide to improve the lives of people suffering from intracranial hypertension.