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
I’m a dual-mode catheter complete with two distinct operational modes. That means physicians can easily switch modes at any point during a clinical case—and I’ll swiftly shift from tracking mode to support mode depending on what’s needed of me.
My primary mode—tracking mode—allows me to maneuver in a soft, neurovascular-compliant fashion. And when I switch gears to support mode—I completely change the game by increasing my resistance to bending and support in the shape of the vessel I’ve assumed. My hybrid nature empowers caregivers by putting control into the physician’s hands.
With my proprietary SelectFlex variable stiffness technology, I provide unparalleled tracking and support. But beyond my unique construction, I stand apart because, simply put, I can stand alone—rather than complicating procedures with the typical “Tower of Power” triaxial approach.
Much like my fellow catheter, the Walrus, I’m built to bend and weave as needed, even when navigating incredibly complex neurovasculature. So where does this smooth tracking stem from? A coil design with multiple seamless transitions.
The proprietary SelectFlex variable stiffness technology in my distal end means my trackable body can shift into an exceptionally supportive mode on demand. In this mode, my distal scaffolding will resist bending, providing the ultimate stability for device delivery.
Ultimately, my physique comes down to the particulars. From my workhorse 105-centimeter usable length to my large inner diameter—and let’s not forget my proprietary SelectFlex technology—I’m made to perform. Have a closer look.
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.
My FDA-cleared technology has been consistently supported in clinical literature—but I’m always eager to show what I can do firsthand.