The Extroducer: A novel endovascular infusion catheter

The Extroducer Infusion Catheter

The Extroducer, a novel infusion catheter, is designed to deliver advanced therapies directly into hard to reach areas of the body. Due to the unique mechanical properties and design, in animal studies, multiple infusions could be performed in extravascular tissue after exit of the vascular system, potentially opening the door for future research into precise cell and biologic therapy delivery and repurpose small molecules for greater and safe local effects.

Major advantages of the Extroducer:

  • Passes through the vascular wall directly into the tissue.
  • Access to tissue and organs difficult or risky to reach with conventional methods.
  • Easy to achieve repeated access.
  • Pay loads can be delivered directly to the organ/tissue

Based in Stockholm, the home of the internationally renowned Karolinska Institute, Smartwise was founded in 2015 to develop the Extroducer technology invented in the laboratory of Staffan Holmin, MD, PhD, CEO of SmartCella.