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 radial-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 goes into track mode, becoming soft and flexible for tracking into distal neurovasculature. Apply vacuum and Armadillo transitions into support mode, maintaining its shape and resisting bending.

Armadillo Featured How It Works Video
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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 Trans-Radial Access, these benefits can help make a challenging case easier.”

Jeff Krolik

CTO, Q'Apel Medical

Ready to try Armadillo?

My FDA-cleared technology has been consistently supported in clinical literature—but I’m always eager to show what I can do firsthand.

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