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  • Vein-Eye CARRY by Near Infrared Imaging

    The Vein-Eye® CARRY by Near Infrared Imaging uses safe, non-invasive, optics-based technology of sub-dermal veins allowing the user to place an IV in the most difficult patient.

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    • Telephone Number: 1-812-704-5488

    The #1 problem with placing an IV in a patient or in drawing blood is finding a vein to puncture. This is even more troublesome if the patient is plus-sized, dark-skinned or a new-born patient. The Vein-Eye® CARRY by Near Infrared Imaging provides superb real-time video to locate veins to be punctured. It utilizes real-time video for the accurate puncturing of the vein on the 1st attempt. It will monitor the needle so that any drug does not infiltrate the surrounding tissues. The Vein-Eye® CARRY is lightweight, portable, and is able to be used in the hospital, healthcare provider office, home, nursing home, and/or on ambulances. This product is less expensive and significantly safer than the competition.


    About the Company

    Near Infrared Imaging (NII) incorporated in 2009 as an LLC. In September of 2013, the LLC was merged into a Delaware Inc. NII is a "Corporation In Good Standing" with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Delaware. It is owned in part by, The Regents of the University of California, The City University of New York (CUNY), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Near Infrared Imaging is on the cusp of releasing its 2nd generation medical device: Vein-Eye® CARRY.

    Why the Vein-Eye® CARRY is in Demand ...

    1. There are 30 million to 40 million vein punctures every day worldwide and locating a vein to insert a needle can be difficult in any patient.
    2. Care delays occur in approximately 25 percent of all patients regardless of care setting due to the inability to establish IV access. Drawing blood or placing an IV is very difficult if the patient has diarrhea, is very young, is very old, or the veins have collapsed due to dehydration.
    3. Drawing blood or placing an IV can be dangerous to both the patient and healthcare practitioner if the patient has Ebola, AIDS, SARS, Measles, Chicken Pox or Tuberculosis.
    4. The failure rate of puncturing a vein is 10% to 40% when resuscitating a critically-ill patient, where time is of the essence and vein punctures are challenging.
    5. Failure to puncture the vein causes increased stress and pain to the patient, the healthcare worker and to the patient's family.
    6. One in three attempts result in failure in adults and one in two attempts result in failure in pediatrics. That translates to 50% failure in pediatrics. The average time required for peripheral IV cannulation is reported at 2.5 to 13 minutes, with difficult IV access requiring as much as 30 minutes.
    7. The number of attempts at IV cannulation for the pediatric patient ranges from 1 to 10 attempts.
    8. Every attempt to insert a peripheral catheter costs a facility $32. Productivity is further impacted should the caregiver have to escalate the procedure to specialized staff. Higher costs are incurred when alternative invasive procedures are required.
    9. Lawsuits may occur due to missed or painful venipunctures.
    10. If intravenous therapy does not begin promptly, physician intervention to access a vein is required. This erodes productivity and both patients and healthcare practitioners endure tremendous stress and discomfort with repeated missed attempts.


    • Zoom in to see veins closer or zoom out to widen
    • View the entire arm from shoulder to wrist
    • View veins from six feet away; perfect for patients that are highly contagious
    • Able to tell if veins are deep within the skin or near the top

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you sell through distributors? Yes. Distributors, please contact us first for information.
    Do you provide a warranty with this product? Yes. Please contact the company for information.

    Where to Purchase / Contact Information

    Near Infrared Imaging

    Contact Jeri Lyskowinski at jeri@nearinfraredimaging.com for more details and an investor slide deck for initial review. You may also call (812) 704-5488.

    What Comes in the Box

    Portable tablet, camera, USB cord, adapter

    Edited by Joe V


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