How this inside-out vascular access system simplifies catheter placement

Gabi Niederauer is president and CEO of Bluegrass Vascular Technologies. [Image courtesy of Bluegrass Vascular Technologies]

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies is making catheter placement procedures for dialysis and chemotherapy easier and safer using inside-out technology, explains CEO and President Gabi Niederauer.

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has figured out a way to make a catheter sheath go inside the body and back out for easy catheter placement in standard access procedures.

The San Antonio, Texas–based company’s Surfacer Inside-Out access system facilitates catheter insertion into the central venous system. The company designed it for use in patients with upper body venous occlusions or other conditions that preclude central venous access by conventional methods.

One of the challenges of having a catheter in the body for weeks or months for dialysis or chemotherapy is the risk of blood…

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