About the company
Headquartered in the biotech district of Memphis, Tennessee, Christie Medical Holdings, "Christie", discovers, develops, and commercializes bioscience technologies. Christie's premier product, VeinViewer, is now available and in use around the world.
There are inventions, and then there are revelations, like the VeinViewer Imaging System by Christie.
The VeinViewer by Christie uses a combination of near-infrared light and patented technologies to image vascular structures, thus allowing physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to clearly see accessible vasculature (or lack thereof) in real time, directly on the surface of the skin.
By imaging the vasculature, clinicians have the ability to visualize the location of the target area regardless of a patient's age, body type or skin tone. During prototype development, the device was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the most innovative medical inventions of 2004. VeinViewer has been shown to reduce the number of attempts to start an IV by 50%, reduce IV start time by 50% and double patient satisfaction.
But don't just take our word for it
"VeinViewer technology has transformed our ability to deliver compassionate care. With VeinViewer, we have reduced not only the number of sticks, but also the levels of stress associated with multiple sticks for the practitioner, the patient and the patient's family."
Joel A. Saltzman, M.D.
Medical Director, Anesthesia
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
"Not only does VeinViewer decrease the time it takes to start in IV and increase success rate, it gives the patient and their parents a greater confidence in our abilities and willingness to make the situation as comfortable and easy as possible."
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Aurora, Colorado
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