Near Infrared Imaging (NII), and the scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, are developing revolutionary new technologies for the visualization of veins, the detection and monitoring of brain injuries and malignant cancers, and the identification of brain diseases.

The Vein-Eye™ is a hands-free solution that offers superior images of the vein, even in the most difficult patients. The Vein-Eye™ provides real-time video of sub-dermal veins and displays a "runway" image, necessary for IV placements.

The MSRP of the Vein-Eye™ Attached Unit (AU) is $2,499. The MSRP of the Vein-Eye Hospital Cart (HC) is $2,699. These prices are in USD and for customers in the USA. (Please note that the MSRP in international countries will vary and be higher, due to the costs of shipping, insurance, Customs, import fees and value-added taxes.)

The Vein-Eye™ is FDA registered and recently passed the arduous IEC 60601 3rd edition testing. It has the CE Marking and Declaration of Conformity, and sales have begun in earnest. NII sent the Vein-Eye™ prototype to a hospital in the Philippines after their natural disaster. The Vein-Eye™ was used only on the most difficult patients: the very sick, the very young, newborns and those with collapsed veins due to dehydration. The Vein-Eye™ continues to perform magnificently.

  • There are over 2,700,000 needle sticks every day just in the USA.

  • While vein illumination is important in every needle insertion, it is critically important when the patient is obese, very young, aged and/or has dark skin.

  • Care delays occur in approximately 25 percent of all patients regardless of care setting due to the inability to establish IV access.

  • Estimates range from 300-500 million IV placements per year in the U.S., with one in three attempts resulting in failure in adults, and one in two attempts resulting in failure in pediatrics.

  • That translates to 50% failure in pediatrics.

  • The failure rate of vein punctures ranges from 10% to 40% with critically ill patients, where time is of the essence and vein punctures are challenging.

Below is a recent video of the Vein-Eye™ imaging the arm of Mr. S. Forrest, who was born in Jamaica. He and his family have a long history of painful and difficult needle sticks.

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