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
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.
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.
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.
Get a quick overview of how to prep the Walrus balloon.
Walk through the seamless prep steps for Walrus’s inflation syringe and central lumen.
Watch a side-by-side comparison of FlowGate2 tracking compared to Walrus tracking, as seen in a flow model under fluoro.
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.
My FDA-cleared technology has been consistently supported in clinical literature—but I’m always eager to show what I can do firsthand.