Novarix are pleased to announce a distribution agreement made with CorVascular, whereby they will exclusively market the IV-eye to national and large regional distributors in the USA.
John Scott, CEO of Novarix says of the agreement, “We are proud to be partnered with CorVascular. They have the right distribution experience to quickly get the IV-eye into the hands of American distributors, while we continue to build momentum for the product around the world.”
“We have been looking at vascular visualization technologies with the goal to broaden our product line, and the IV-eye is the perfect solution,” said Spencer Lien, CEO of CorVascular. “We now have the ideal product for distribution into several market segments, long-term care, surgery centers, hospitals, and teaching institutions – all of which can benefit from a low cost, simple to use vein finder to help any staff member quickly and successfully obtain access.”
Patients with difficult IV access are frequently subjected to repeated attempts by multiple practitioners due to failed IV attempts and are more likely to experience treatment delays.1 The average time requirement for peripheral IV cannulation has been reported at 2.5 to 16 minutes, with difficult IV access requiring as much as 30 minutes.2 A delay in establishing vascular access can result in a delay in the administration of fluids and/or medications as well as delays in diagnosis and initiation of treatment. Multiple attempts at attaining vascular access result in frustration and a loss of productivity by the treating team3 as well as a poor patient experience.
1Witting, M. D. (2012). IV access difficulty: incidence and delays in an urban emergency department. J Emerg Med, 42(4):483-7.
2Leidel, B. A., Kirchhoff, C., Bogner, V., Braunstein, V., Biberthaler, P., & Kanz, K. G. (2012). Resuscitation, 83(1):40-5. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.08.017
3Rauch, D., Dowd, D., Eldridge, D., Mace, S., Schears, G., & Yen, K. (2009). Peripheral difficult venous access in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 48(9):895-901. doi: 10.1177/000992809335737