Obvius Robotics announced today that it successfully completed the first human cases with its Certa Access System.
Led by Dr. Adrian Ebner, a team at The Sanatorio Italiano in Asuncion, Paraguay, conducted the cases. The team successfully placed central venous catheters (CVC) during 19 procedures using Certa.
Weston, Florida-based Obvius Robotics designed its Certa system to combine image guidance and precise, targeted needle placement. The handheld device enables clinicians to quickly and reliably identify target structures such as blood vessels. They can then rapidly gain access for procedures such as CVC placement in the subclavian and jugular veins.
According to a news release, the team reported a median access time under three minutes.
“We know that early central venous catheter insertion yields the best results in reducing mortality and hospitalization in acutely ill ICU and ER patients,” said Dr. William Cohn, chief medical off…