Video: IQ-Tip® Intelligent Needle for Safer and Faster Punctures

Video demonstrates how real-time spinal fluid identification supports performing safe lumbar punctures using Injeq products.

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Helping You Do No Harm

Lumbar puncture

For Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle may help you to avoid unnecessary needle movements for the benefit of the patient.

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer type diagnosed in children. During the treatment, which usually lasts around 30 months, approximately 20 lumbar punctures (spinal taps) are performed on the patient.

As the tip of the needle must be precisely inserted into the spinal canal, each of the punctures is a challenging procedure. At the same time, you have to be careful not to insert the needle even slightly too far, because there is a risk of bleeding that allows cancer cells to enter the spinal canal, lowering the chances of recovery.

The smart digital technology in Injeq IQ-Tip® needle system may reduce the risk of bleeding. It would then protect the patient and help you get more high-quality and less blood tinged spinal fluid samples.

When you know where the tip of the needle is, you are able to avoid unnecessary needle movements near the spinal nerves.


For Diagnosing Neonatal Meningitis

Working in ER, the pressure for fast diagnoses is high 24 hours a day, and sometimes you have to make quick calls.

When you have a patient with suspected neonatal meningitis, it is imperative to get a quick CSF sample for a diagnosis. Although it is an established and simple procedure in theory, performing a lumbar puncture to a child while under pressure is not completely without risk.

The puncture still has to be performed for the sake of the little patient, because undiagnosed meningitis is always a life-threatening condition.

According to surveys, 24–40% of punctures performed on newborn babies fail or result in tissue damage. In addition to pain, failed punctures cause delays, poor-quality samples, and further expenses, as the patient may have to spend more time in intensive care.

Injeq IQ-Tip® system may allow less stylet removals and reinsertions, and smoother and faster punctures with a better success rate. Less uncertainty for you and more comfort for the baby, with less expensive time in the unit.


Lumbar Punctures

Treatment for ALL-type leukemia requires several lumbar punctures, usually around 20 per patient. Performing every single one of them successfully is important.



When performing a lumbar puncture, approaching the spinal canal carefully is paramount. Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle measures 200 times per second whether the tip is in contact with spinal fluid.



A delayed diagnosis puts the patient at risk, and is likely to increase the overall costs. Keeping a child at intensive care may cost potentially €2700 a day. Increased confidence to perform the required procedure immediately will improve the patient care.

Better Treatment with Pioneering Technology

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Injeq IQ-Tip® system

Injeq IQ-Tip® system is based on more than ten years of innovation, research, and field studies – not to mention top medical expertise and supporting attitude towards professionals performing and patients receiving lumbar puncture procedures.

Pioneering detection technology provides real-time information on tissue type. New information may help you to avoid unnecessary needle movements, reduce the risk of blood tinged spinal fluid samples and the risk of bleeding, that may lower the odds of recovery in cancer treatment. Using Injeq IQ-Tip® system may also enable performing more punctures without general anesthesia.

Know Exactly Where the Tip Is

Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle facilitates your work by alerting the physician with an audio alarm when the spinal fluid has been reached. You know exactly where the tip of the smart needle is, and when it has reached the spinal canal. Whether you are a seasoned medical professional or a recent medical school graduate, Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle enables you with more accuracy and confidence in performing a lumbar puncture.

With Injeq IQ-Tip® it is possible to get the puncture right the first time, every time.

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Because Every Procedure Matters

Right the first time.

Avoid unnecessary needle movements in spinal area.

Smoother puncture to minimize inconvenience to the patient.

Enabling technology for further applications.

Behind The Smart and Caring Needle

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Injeq Ltd.

Injeq was founded when a group of experts in the fields of technology and medicine identified a solution for a well-known medical need – to make lumbar punctures safer and more precise. The vision of a smart needle was further developed to a fully-formed idea, and from there to clinical research at neonatal intensive care units.

Now Injeq has a clinically proven product soon ready for the market, based on unique, tried and tested technology. Injeq IQ-Tip™ spinal needle is the leading product in its field, offering safer, faster and smoother procedures through real-time information.

Our staff consists of professionals with expertise in a wide range of fields, including medical research, signal processing, clinical research, European regulation, and various areas of production, quality assurance and corporate management.

We have an active corporate board, that includes the original developers of the innovation complemented with external experts. The board members support the operational organization and participate actively in company development.

The main benefits of our smart needle – Precision, Care and Confidence – are present in everything we do and what we want to offer our clients.

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