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EZ Vein is designed to ease the sometimes tricky job of inserting an intravenous catheter. The noninvasive device includes an inflation cuff that goes over the arm to redirect blood from deep tissue to the target vein near the skin’s surface to make more visible and accessible to a needle.
The medical device was invented by Dr. Robert Perry, a resident at Oklahoma University Medical Center. EZ Vein is so practical that federal regulators approved it in just 17 days.
According to Perry:
It was kind of a surprise. I wasn’t anticipating getting anything back until January, and I got it in October.