Controlled Tissue Penetration Systems

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Controlled Force Means Better Outcomes

Human and animal tissues range from relatively soft skin to tougher muscle to hard bones. Diagnostic and medication delivery devices such as needles and lancets each require different forces to penetrate or access each of these tissues. Actuated Medical technology vibrates the sharp at an ideal frequency with sophisticated monitoring and closed–loop control. This allows controlled, low–force insertion of these sharps resulting in:

  • Reduced force and greater control while maintaining tactile sensations.

  • Minimized patient discomfort and stress.

  • Faster needle placement.

Incorporating this technology makes it easier to teach procedures and may allow less experienced clinicians to perform insertions.

The GentleSharp™ Device

The GentleSharp Device is designed for pre-clinical veterinary and laboratory research applications. The GentleSharp Device results in:

  • Greater sampling success

  • Greater blood volume

  • Decreased needle insertions

  • Improved collection success for novice collectors

  • Lower and less variability of stress hormone level

Please visit GentleSharp.com, email or call +1 814–355–0003 x117 for
pricing and purchase information.

Future Products

Pending 510(k), not available for sale within the United States.

The OsteoAccess™ System

The OsteoAccess System uses controlled, micron-scale
vibration to penetrate bone at a non-90 degree access with
reduced force. The OsteoAccess System improves bone biopsy
procedures by:

  • Allowing sampling of small, curved bones

  • Improving trajectory control

  • Increasing sample success rates

  • Reducing clinician fatigue

For more information, please email Actuated Medical's customer support
or call +1 814-355-0003 x117.

The GentleDispense™ System

The GentleDispense System uses a low power-
activated, needle-free patch for transdermal delivery of
large molecule compounds. The GentleDispense
System results in potential delivery uses with:

  • Drugs

  • Peptides

  • Hydration

  • Nutrition

  • Other compounds too large for passive transport
    through the skin

Please email or call +1 814–355–0003 x117 to discuss how
you might use this technology as a delivery mechanism for
your products.

Note

These works are/were partially supported by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of General Medical Sciences SBIR grant Nos. GM085844 and GM100535; National Institute of Research Resources SBIR grant No. RR024943; National Cancer Institute SBIR grant No. CA139774; and National Institute on Aging SBIR grant No. AG037214. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this work are those of Actuated Medical, Inc. and should not be construed as an official government position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.

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