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
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I am Armadillo.

I’m uniquely designed to strike the ideal balance between trackability and support on demand, giving operators the control to transform as we navigate complex neurovascular anatomy.

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No matter the access approach, I’m simply leading the way.

Radial or femoral? No problem. My slick construction enables biaxial access to accelerate delicate interventions and eliminate complexity and cost of conventional tri-axial configurations. I’m a solid option for the patient and a flexible one for the physician.

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0.072" ID

My 0.072-inch internal diameter enables procedural flexibility.

95cm, 105cm

My length and SelectFlex technology mean I’m a game-changer when it comes to trackability and support.

7 French

My 0.095-inch OD allows for compatibility with a 7 French system.

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How I'm Different

I place full control in the palm of your hand.

I’m a first-of-its kind system featuring proprietary SelectFlex Technology. I give operators the power to seamlessly transform to the challenges of neurovascular access on demand.

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Dual-mode technology with tracking and support modes
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27-centimeter variable support transition length options
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How I'm Different

I’m expertly engineered for a difference you can see and feel.

With my low-profile design, lubricious coating, and inner diameter, I reliably tackle a wide range of neurovascular interventions.

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.072" ID and compatible with .035-.038" guidewires
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10 cm of nitinol scaffold allows swift navigation to desired location and then provides unmatched stability
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30 cm of hydrophilic coating to minimize vasospasm during procedures
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How I'm Different

I’m a one-and-done frontline solution.

I deliver the versatility needed to confidently access the smallest of arteries and simplify your workflow.

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SelectFlex Technology enables a biaxial approach to reduce the need for an intermediate catheter
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Elastically loaded tapered tip for a zero gap transition
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Dilators for each catheter length with a luer-fitting connection for secure and confident entry without push back

A few more personal details.

Ultimately, my physique comes down to the particulars. From my usable length to my optimal outer diameter—and let’s not forget my SelectFlex technology—I’m made to deliver. Have a closer look.

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My measurements
Outer Diameter (OD)0.095in
French Designation (OD)7F
Internal Diameter (ID)0.072in
Tip ShapeStraight
Usable Length95cm, 105cm
Variable Stiffness Length27cm
Hydrophilic Coating 30cm

Looking for more detailed usage information? Explore our clinician page.

Q’Apel in the news.

For us, accolades matter little—but actions are everything. Read up on our most recent innovations, certifications, and the clinical results that continue to deliver on our promise of revolutionary answers in stroke care.

August 23, 2021

Q’Apel Medical Launches Armadillo – A New Radial Artery Access Platform to Meet the Needs of Physicians and Patients

Jeff Krolik, CTO

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“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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I’m supported by clinical evidence, but I’m always eager to show what I can do firsthand.

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