Inscope Medical Solutions, an innovative medical device company, today announces the first laryngoscope with integrated, controllable suction. The Inscope Direct is a disposable laryngoscope that allows clinicians to maintain a clear view of the airway. Designed to be the best choice for trauma intubations, the device eliminates the need to juggle between yankauer suction and the endotracheal tube while securing the airway.
Inscope Direct’s integrated suction removes secretions allowing a clear view of vocal cords for easy placement of the endotracheal tube. The device features a built-in LED light source and an anti-clog design with two controllable suction inlets eliminating the need for a yankauer suction catheter as it easily removes existing and re-accumulating secretions. Inscope Direct connects to standard suction tubing and is compatible with wall suction and powered portable suction. The convenient MAC 3.5 blade size fits most adults and each device is disposable to eliminate the risk of cross contamination.
“Using the Inscope Direct is addicting. It’s easy to use and the controllable suction in the mouth throughout procedures keeps the right hand free to focus on passing the endotracheal tube,” said co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mary Nan Mallory. “Being able to easily suction while starting and throughout the intubation process is a game changer — it makes the first view a clear view, simplifying direct laryngoscopy every time.”
“Inscope Direct was born out of a real-life need following an incident where a founding physician had to treat a patient with life-threatening injuries, but struggled through the intubation process by juggling multiple pieces of equipment to clear the airway and pass the breathing tube. Every second is critical in emergency situations, and we knew there just had to be a better way,” says co-founder and CEO Maggie Galloway. “We are thrilled to bring the Inscope Direct to market — not only for emergency intubations, but also planned intubations when secretions can unexpectedly become an issue. Now with the Inscope Direct, clinicians have at their disposal a tool that makes the intubation process more efficient and can improve outcomes for patients.”
In addition to the Inscope Direct, Inscope Medical plans to leverage its existing integrated suction technology in a forthcoming video laryngoscope.