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:
Endexo® molecule is a fluoro-oligomeric polymer that results in a passivated surface, which has been shown in-vitro to reduce platelet adhesion, platelet activation, and thrombus formation on catheter surfaces. Endexo® technology is a permanent additive for polymer lumens, not a coating that depletes. An in-licensed polymer technology, Endexo® has been commercially shown by Angiodynamics and other companies to significantly reduce in-vitro thrombus accumulation by > 80% in a variety of catheters and dialyzers. Arkis plans to soon introduce the technology, currently pending 510K clearance, beginning with CerebroFlo™ external ventricular drainage kits.
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 PassTM 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 GuidewireTM allows up to one-third less invasive procedures designed to reduce surgical duration and trauma.
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.
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.