FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Injeq.

Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle employs real-time bioimpedance spectroscopy for tissue detection and can tell the user when the needle tip reaches cerebrospinal fluid. Lumbar punctures performed with a conventional spinal needle can be supported by ultrasound image guiding to find the most convenient location and direction for the puncture. This however, may need more hands than easily available during a lumbar puncture procedure. Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle offers an easy-to-handle and safe way to assist the physician to optimal performance in challenging lumbar punctures.

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Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle is due to be on the market during the first half of 2021. Please contact info@injeq.com and we will guide you to your local distributor.

Yes, Injeq IQ-Tip® system can be used for all the patients to whom a lumbar puncture is indicated. Injeq IQ-Tip® system has been found feasible and safe in clinical studies in adult, pediatric and neonatal patient populations.

All Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needles are size 22G (outer diameter 0,7mm) but the shortest needle, convenient for neonates, is 41 mm long. Please, see the product brochure.

Findings from clinical investigations indicate that the first puncture success rate with Injeq IQ-Tip® spinal needle is good and the incidence of both traumatic lumbar punctures and post-dural puncture headache is considerably lower than presented in literature.

Yes, Injeq is interested in conducting both methodological and clinical studies with its products. Injeq has strong and long expertise on its topic and has tight links to Tampere University. Injeq has also conducted several clinical studies with several Finnish university hospitals. Please contact CSO Harri Sievänen, ScD (Biomed. Eng.), harri.sievanen@injeq.com for further information.

No, data safety and protection are not an issue with Injeq IQ-Tip® system. For research purposes, the system may be activated to collect only bioimpedance information and it is impossible to identify the patient from the collected data.