Market:TrueCath, Inc. is a medical device company developing the TrueCath auto-catheter: first-attempt IV placement in any environment that requires minimal training. Almost everyone has required a vascular access procedure for one reason or another – most likely to administer fluids, drugs, or solutions, to obtain and monitor vital signs, to place a long term access device or simply to draw blood. The TrueCath auto-catheter addresses this unmet need by using a mild vacuum in the flashback chamber as a mechanical sensor to detect the instant the needle tip enters the vein and automatically places the softgel catheter into the vein lumen. This occurs in 1/16 of a second, which is faster than operator reaction time, thus eliminating the possibility of the practitioner puncturing the back wall of the vessel.
Location: Camarillo, Ventura County