Where did our name come from?

We’re called Q’Apel for the Qu’Appelle River, a waterway that winds through Saskatchewan, Canada. Why? Because this pristine river charts a winding path, full of twists, turns, and straightaways alike. That’s what we do, too. Our cutting-edge products—neurological catheters, specifically—are designed to navigate the twists and turns of the brain’s neurovasculature, empowering therapeutic thrombectomy and cerebral aneurysm devices to deliver life-changing outcomes.

Who We Are

Armadillo for clinicians.

Armadillo is a neurovascular access catheter that empowers caregivers to access neurovasculature using a powerfully progressive technique. With dual-mode adaptability and a slick yet highly trackable construction, Armadillo is a solid option for the patient and a flexible one for the physician.

How Armadillo works.

Inject 0.2cc of saline and Armadillo transitions to become soft and flexible, highly trackable to distal neurovasculature.

Once positioned, withdraw the 0.2cc and Armadillo transitions to lock in place providing superior support and stability for device delivery.

Armadillo Featured How It Works Video
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Armadillo preparation videos.

From its sleek fabrication to its powerful functionality, Armadillo is designed to deliver. And these handy video resources ensure you have the answers you need at your fingertips.

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Check Components and Prepare Inflation Port

Get a quick overview of unpacking the Armadillo materials and preparing the inflation port.

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Prepare and Attach Mode Control Syringe

Walk through the simple prep of the inflation port, the attachment of the luer-activated valve, and Mode Control Syringe.

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Prepare and Flush Central Lumen

View a quick video on how to prepare and flush the internal lumen of Armadillo.

Jeff Krolik, CTO

Armadillo Highlights

“Armadillo was designed to do more with less. It offers stable access with fewer catheters and a lower profile than a typical 8F Tri-Axial setup. In the context of neurovascular access, these benefits can help make a challenging case easier.”

Jeff Krolik

CTO, Q'Apel Medical

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