The NICO BrainPath is a part of a systems approach that is the world’s first and only trans-sulcal system for standardized subcortical surgery. The BrainPath dramatically changes how surgeons can move through the natural folds and delicate fibers of the brain. The BrainPath’s obturator has a minimally disruptive tip that is designed to minimize tissue damage by displacing tissues of the brain during advancement to the targeted abnormality. The sheath remains in the brain after the obturator is removed to serve as a protective portal for surgeons to easily maintain access to the surgical site. The BrainPath is available in 11 and 13.5mm diameters and a variety of lengths.
Additional FDA clearance was granted for BrainPath in July 2015 for design modifications and revised intended use. Revised intended use includes subcortical access to diseases such as primary/secondary brain tumors, vascular abnormalities/malformations, and intraventricular tumors/cysts.
The NICO Myriad system consists of the console, handpieces and ancillary products. All NICO Myriad handpieces have a side mouth cutting and aspiration aperture located .6mm from the blunt end that allows for tissue removal without injury to adjacent critical structures.1 The NICO Myriad handpieces are available in 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 gauges and a variety of lengths.
Additional FDA clearance was granted for Myriad in January 2017 for revised intended use. Revised intended use includes specific neurosurgical indications including diseases such as primary/secondary brain tumors, vascular abnormalities/malformations, and intraventricular tumors/cysts.
1McLaughlin N, Ditzel Filho LF, Prevedello DM, Kelly DF, Carrau RL, and Kassam AB. Side-Cutting Aspiration Device for Endoscopic and Microscopic Tumor Removal, Journal of Neurological Surgery: Skull Base. Vol. 73, p. 11. February 2012.
Fluid management wand to keep surgical field clear through three functions:
- Fixed V-shaped electrode design able to address a wide range of micro-vascular structures with precision and control
- Up-toe position for ideal visualization down narrow corridors
- Variable aspiration achieved via the slider
- Beveled tip on suction channel, along with the irrigation, helps prevent the opportunity for occlusion
Two irrigation channels:
- Controlled drip channel that continuously washes over electrodes during use, reducing the opportunity for carbonization and tissue adhesion
- Flush channel to deliver larger amount of fluid to clear the surgical field
Tissue that is removed is captured and uniquely preserved in a sterile, closed system and may enable the pursuit of regenerative medicine options.
The Tissue Preservation System is a unique and proprietary ancillary product to the NICO Myriad. It connects to the Myriad’s handpiece to capture resected tissue as a closed tissue capture system.
The NICO Fluid System is part of the NICO family of products that provide surgeons and OR staff with simple solutions to unmet needs in the surgical environment.
The NICO Fluid System provides controlled irrigation to the surgical site and refills automatically after each syringe compression. The extended tubing allows for fluid to be directly drawn from the warming bath to deliver fluid at a more consistent temperature.
The NICO meniGLIDE provides access through the meninges for intracranial and spine procedures. It has a blunt dissecting tip and footplate for protection of underlying structures and an angled blade with a malleable, low-profile shaft for enhanced visualization. The meniGLIDE creates the ability to guide and steer the incision along the meninges in a fluid motion.