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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Walrus for clinicians.

Until now, widespread adoption of BGCs has been limited due to technical constraints. But Walrus was specifically designed to address these technical shortcomings, providing a 0.087-inch ID in a highly trackable catheter platform. The result? A highly elegant synthesis of flow control, trackability, support, and access in one revolutionary solution.

How Walrus works.

Walrus is indicated for use both to facilitate the insertion and guidance of an intravascular catheter, as well as to serve as a conduit for retrieval devices. It features an 8F+ OD and 0.087-inch ID, accommodating market-leading catheters for maximum clot capture.

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Walrus resource videos.

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

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Walrus Balloon Preparation

Get a quick overview of how to prep the Walrus balloon.

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Walrus Syringe & Central Lumen Preparation

Walk through the seamless prep steps for Walrus’s inflation syringe and central lumen.

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Competitive Tracking Video

Watch a side-by-side comparison of FlowGate2 tracking compared to Walrus tracking, as seen in a flow model under fluoro.

Balloon guide catheter clinical data.

Numerous clinical trials suggest BGCs improve clinical outcomes, shorten case times, and reduce number of passes. Review the data for validation in support of balloon guide catheter usage.

May 21, 2020

Walrus early experience webinar.

May 21, 2020

The early experience, techniques, and best practices used at State University of NY at Stony Brook with Walrus Balloon Guide Catheter.

May 21, 2020

The early experience, techniques, and best practices used at UMass Memorial Medical Center with Walrus Balloon Guide Catheter.

May 21, 2020

Science behind Balloon Guide Catheters in Mechanical Thrombectomy webinar.

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Physicians rave about Q’Apel

“Walrus is the best balloon guide catheter technology on the market. It helped to increase my TICI3 reperfusion rates and shortened time to reperfusion.”

L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD

Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

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Ready to try Walrus?

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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