Manufacturers

Injeq Oy

Hermiankatu 22 , 02200 Tampere
Finland

info@injeq.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wulff Entre Oy

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 15 / B05
 Interactive Plan

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MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 15): stand B05

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MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.03  Therapie and physical medicine
  • 01.03.04  Infusion technology equipment
  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.03  Therapie and physical medicine
  • 01.03.04  Infusion technology equipment
  • 01.03.04.24  Lumbar and spinal puncture accessories

Our products

Product category: Infusion technology equipment, Lumbar and spinal puncture accessories

Injeq IQ-Needle

Injeq IQ-Needle is a hypodermic needle with a stylet. Injeq IQ-Needle is available in different sizes and it can be applied in variety of punctures.

For Lumbar puncture Injeq offers needles in sizes

27G length 90mm (3.5")
22G lenght 90mm (3.5")
22G length 40mm (1.5")

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Product category: Infusion technology equipment, Lumbar and spinal puncture accessories

Injeq IQ-Biopsy Needle

Injeq IQ-Biopsy Needle is a single use core biopsy needle designed for use with Injeq IQ-Biopsy Instrument and BZ-301 Analyzer. The IQ-Biopsy System enables physician to receive a notification about tumors at the tip of the needle before taking the biopsy.

The tumor identification complements ultrasound guidance and it helps physician in obtaining the best quality tissue sample. Tumor identification also provides an early sign about the tumor type which will be later confirmed by pathological analysis. Improved success rates on tissue samples contribute to both hospital economics and quality of life for patients.

Injeq IQ-Biopsy Needle will be entering clinical research in 2016.

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Product category: Infusion technology equipment, Lumbar and spinal puncture accessories

Injeq BZ-301 impedance analyzer

Injeq BZ-301 impedance analyzer is a real-time tissue identification device. The device has been designed for hospital use and it withstands typical cleaning and disinfection practices.

Injeq BZ-301 is easy to use. The OLED display and large text allows observing the output from distance easily. An accompanying audio alert is typically also used to indicate target has been reached.

BZ-301 is a great research device. It can be configured to log operations in clinical research which allows rich post operation off-line analysis.

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About us

Company details

Dream of a smarter needle

Riitta Suuronen (Prof. MD, DDS, PhD), Katja Paassilta (Engineering student at that time) and Jari Hyttinen (Prof. PhD) were collaborating in med tech research at Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University School of Medicine. Safety considerations related to blind punctures such as avoiding nerve damage or tissue damage met with academic research on bio-impedance that demonstrated interesting variations in different tissues. Cross-functional team discussions lead to a conceptual idea about measuring bioimpedance from needle tip to improve safety of blind punctures and Katja had the opportunity to pursue and study the idea in her MSc thesis in 2004.

The vision about a smarter needle had been established. One day the needle shall tell the physician what type of the tissue is around the tip of the needle.

Injeq story

Smart needle lived on in Tampere University of Technology with Katja, Riitta and Jari. The early prototypes at consisted of hand-made insulated needles  and later needles that were insulated with ALD (atom deposition layer) – method. These prototypes didn’t provide obvious route forward, even though they supported the idea that the working products could be made. Commercial Biopack and Solartron measurement devices were used during early research.

Favourable setting for turning academic research to start-up developed in 2010 when serial entrepreneur Kai Kronström came across the vision. Kai assembled a small team to pursue the vision as a start-up company from autumn 2010. Advisors and angel investors provided knowledge and resources for the small team and Injeq started the work to develop a proof of concept. First priority initially was to work on commercially viable needle design and production techniques.

Having ability to manufacture a bit more than handful needles enabled ex-vivo and initial in-vivo animal testing which indicated that certain assumptions of the measurement technology were not quite so trivial as initially thought. A new project was started in 2012 to develop a better measurement device. Quadra™ technology by Eliko Oü provided a solid technology base for development work.

In the beginning a PC based algorithms and data storage with a connected measurement device was used because it had flexibility due to separate development of the parts. A clinical study in intra-articular injections with promising results was done with this equipment in 2014-15. Development for integrating the parts continued in parallel with the clinical studies.

Clear vision had been that at the end of the development an easy to use stand-alone device should be connected to the needle. In 2015 integrated analyzer device had reached sufficient maturity to initiate clinical studies on spine structures.

Injeq team continued needle research and the work culminated to a bi-polar needle concept in which needle tube provides one electrode and an insulated stylet provides the second electrode. This design is still considered the best trade-off between manufacturability and real-time measurement abilities.

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