The innovative passive steerable needle for accurate multimodal image-guided percutaneous interventions with its stiffness controlled at your fingertip.
Enhance your medical gesture
Multiple targets per insertion
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This innovation has been developped in Alsace territory, at the heart of the French-German-Swiss “golden research area”
A scientific international expertise
A strong network of partners
ARC is a novel needle for multimodal interventional radiology or minimally invasive surgery. The stiffness can be easily controlled just by sliding a button on the handle according to combinatory patterns.Size, material and configurations can be designed on demand depending on the application.
Many factors may interfere in needle insertion gesture implying the initial target is not reached at first attempt.ARC offers the opportunity to **correct the trajectory **and finally reach the target with limited tissues lacerations.
Reaching a specific target may be difficult considering anatomic elements located on insertion path.ARC offers the possibility to simplify the insertion planification , reduce the patient trauma, increase accessibility and lower the surgical intervention.
With ARC, it is now possible to reach multiple targets per insertion with the benefits of repeated medical gesture with limited tissues trauma, improved medical procedure (high success, less time) and limited infection risks.
On-demand stiffness configuration
Multimodal imaging compatible
“What a standard needle can do, ARC can do it better.”This means that any applications using standard needles can benefit from ARC technology.
Passive needle (no battery nor actuators) as safe as standard needles.
Reduced trauma and infection risks, increased accuracy, and reduced operation time.
Size, material and configurations designed on demand depending on the application.
ARC has been developed to answer users technical expectations and medical devices regulations.Customization is possible for almost every element of ARC
Material: From Stainless Steel to Fused Silica
Length: mini 100 mm
Diameter: From 20G to 7G
Type: Coaxial or full cylinder
Tip geometry: Bevel, Ball - Symmetric or not - With lumen or not
Tip end: Cap or membrane on lumen to avoid core sampling
Ergonomic designs on demand
Stiffness selection with slider or ring
Stiffness indications and marking on demand
Comptabile with auxiliary medical devices and robotic applications
Bending capabilities adapted to the application
Soft tissues compatibility
Multimodal compatibility (MRI with glass)
Coaxial needle tool can be adapted on demand
The stages of development
Work in progress
Development of a glass ARC needle
Coating process of glass ARC needle
Path planning and trajectory correction with ARC needle, imaging device and IA
Medical tools integration with/in ARC needle
Extending the network of radiologists and surgeons
Building new academical and industrial collaborations
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The research team
ARC has been developped thanks to the international academic collaboration between:
- ICube, a French laboratory bringing together researchers of the University of Strasbourg, the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the ENGEES and the INSA of Strasbourg
- Instant-Lab, a Swiss laboratory from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
The project is financed by SATT Conectus, the primary partner of academic institutions in Alsace, France. SATT Conectus intervenes in the entire chain of technology transfer and public-private partnerships. It invests financially in innovative research projects to bring them to market and manages partnership contracts between public laboratories and companies. Its action is based on the scientific excellence of the laboratories located in Alsace (Grand Est region/France). www.conectus.fr
They believe in ARC
Dr. Juan VERDE
Digestive & Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Senior Researcher at IHU Strasbourg
«The customizable and controlled flexibility of the ARC technology, ranging from a straight and stiff needle to a flexible one, open the door to the next level of needle insertions. The passive steering capabilities enable both, non-linear approaches and obstacle avoiding insertions, widening the toolkit of any clinician on the field of needle-based procedures, either with diagnostic or therapeutic intentions.»
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