Technology Innovations for Vascular Access Device Providers

Small changes, big improvements.

Over 350 million Peripheral IV Catheters are sold in the US each year, with over 90% of hospital patients getting vital care through them.

Yet vascular access device failure is pervasive. Patients often complain of multiple catheter insertion attempts, and published data reveal up to 53% of PIVCs fail before therapy ends.

Traditional IV Catheter designs often lead to blood exposure, vein damage, and fluid leakage at the vein entry site, which can all contribute to device failure and patient harm.

I-V Access Technology (IVAT) has created two innovative design platforms: VenaValve® – Our BC-X® Multi-Access Blood Control Valve, and VenaSave® – Our unique, three layer Vein Preservation system. Both are designed to reduce the common problems with IV Access.

The Problem

Our Solution


As designed now, short peripheral catheters are ‘accepted but unacceptable’ devices.

Journal of Infusion Nursing,“Accepted But Unacceptable:
Peripheral IV Catheter Failure,”June 2015 *


Our BC-X® Multi-Access Blood Control Valve

Minimize blood exposure with our BC-X® multiple-access blood control technology

Our BC-X® technology is designed to have the flexibility to fit into current or new IV catheters


Our Unique, Three-Layer Vein Preservation System

Minimize blood exposure with our BC-X® multiple-access blood control technology

Improve venous seal and reduce fluid leakage with smaller incision

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We design and develop innovative medical devices, specializing in small changes to improve vascular access. IVAT is seeking partnerships and licensing opportunities with IV infusion product manufacturers to integrate our innovative technologies into your new or existing product portfolio. Individual components may be licensed separately or together.

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* Helm RE, Klausner JD, Klemperer JD, et al. Accepted but unacceptable: peripheral IV catheter failure. J Infus Nurs 2015;38:189–203