NIH Grant May Mean Big Breakthrough For Small Patients

$2M to Clear Guide Medical for Development of Pediatric Needle Guidance - better first-pass success for many clinicians


BALTIMORE, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Guide Medical, Inc., has received a $2M National Institutes of Health grant to adapt its innovative instrument guidance system to pediatric procedures. Working with clinicians and researchers at Children's National Medical Center, a top children's hospital in Washington, DC, Clear Guide will adapt, test and evaluate the use of the company's existing SCENERGY device to pediatric procedures like vessel cannulations. These needle punctures are one of the more difficult procedures in pediatrics because of patient size. Clear Guide will develop portable, point-of-care needle guidance for physicians and other clinical personnel to enable more successful first-pass needle sticks. Using Clear Guide's patented technology, the device, once developed, can also be deployed in emergency rooms and other point-of-care facilities where ultrasound is used for guiding difficult needle insertions.

Clear Guide Medical, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Baltimore, MD, develops innovative technologies to provide image fusion and Computer-Assisted Instrument Guidance for minimally invasive medical procedures. The Clear Guide Medical systems are an accessory to most commercial ultrasounds. More information can be found at

Children's National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National is #1 for babies and ranked top 10 in every specialty. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care and is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care. For more information, see

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