What is the Needle Injection Catheter?
NIC is a percutaneous device intended for the injection of agents or stem cells into the myocardium.
How does it work?
The device is inserted until the distal tip is positioned at the target location. The needles are deployed and adjusted to the appropriate length for insertion. Once the needles are positioned in place, the treating agent can be steadily injected in multiple sites of the tissue.
Commercially available needle catheter systems consist of only a single needle which means that multiple injections have to be performed. Consequently, NIC's three-needle design increases injection efficiency and reduces the length of the procedure.
The procedure is controlled by an elegant and simple handle that fits easily into one’s palm. The operation of NIC consists of a series of steps that are performed by using various components of the handle.
The injection procedure with the NIC is simple and can be repeated with minimal variation. The NIC minimizes the length of the procedure and improves the efficiency of the injection.