Teleflex has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Arrow VPS with optional TipTracker technology.

Arrow VPS Rhythm is a device that offers ECG-based tip confirmation and can be used with a range of catheter types and brands.

The device can be used in placement and confirmation of a catheter tip in the superior vena-cava-cavoatrial junction (SVC-CAJ).

Arrow VPS Rhythm will offer real-time visual navigation by tracing the catheter pathway with a blue line on a color screen when paired with the single-use TipTracker stylet for insertion of peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICCs).

The device enables to save changes in intravascular P-wave, enabling to identify the lower 1/3 of the SVC and near the CAJ,

According to the company, the device includes an extended sphere of visual navigation to provide easy navigation of the PICC during insertion.

Teleflex vascular division general manager and president Jay White said: “This clearance positions us to provide catheter tip placement solutions that meet customer’s unique therapeutic and budgetary needs.

“The VPS Rhythm Device with Optional TipTracker Technology will complement our existing Arrow VPS G4 Device, diversifying and strengthening our catheter tip positioning portfolio globally.

‘Most importantly, it furthers our goal of making products that simplify clinician’s work and improve a patient's care.”

Teleflex produces solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care.