ORLANDO — (Feb. 22, 2016) — ARC Surgicals Manufacturing LLC, an Orlando based medical technology company, was recently granted a patent for its V-Guide, a medical device developed to reduce the risks of a procedure neurosurgeons perform in emergency rooms. The Food and Drug Administration has also approved the device for its marketability.
Habeel Gazi, director, said his team developed the medical device to reduce the risks inherent in a Ventriculostomy, an emergency procedure performed at the ER bedside without the imaging and guiding tools available to neurosurgeons in the operating room. It’s a time-sensitive procedure, usually done free hand with the goal of reducing and managing high pressure built up inside the patient’s skull.
Gazi said the Ventriculostomy procedure begins by the neurosurgeon drilling a hole through the skull into the brain and positioning a catheter towards the center of the brain to target the ventricles.
In cases of abnormal anatomy or small ventricles there is currently no way to target the ventricles accurately while the patient is in ER, Gazi explained. “This is where the V-Guide comes in. ARC Surgicals has developed a system which allows for the surgeon to position a mini frame right on top of the existing burr hole and use CT scan data to receive precise angles at which to best target the ventricles. This is all done bedside taking a minimal amount of time and almost no interruption in the existing workflow of the surgeon.”
ARC Surgicals Manufacturing plans to further develop V-Guide applications for use in hydrocephalus, shunt placements, brain biopsies and deep brain stimulation.
ARC Surgicals Manufacturing is a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program located at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.
# # #
For more information, media should contact:
Habeel Gazi, Director, ARC Surgicals Manufacturing LLC 407-203-9590 email@example.com
Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com
About ARC Surgicals Manufacturing LLC
ARC Surgicals Manufacturing LLC designs, develops and commercializes new medical devices that reduce delivery time of medical care and increase patient safety. Products include stereotactic neurosurgical positioning systems, surgical instruments, cerebrovascular and spinal fixation devices. The board of the privately owned LLC includes several neurosurgeons and physicians from allied fields whose contributions have been critical to the development and success of its devices. For more information please visit www.arcsurgicals.com.
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.