Surgical Suction Declogger

Executive Summary

An essential part of many of the 120 million annual medical and dental procedures, suction is used to keep the surgical site or oral cavity free from fluid and debris that may impair the clinician’s view. However, the debris often clogs the suction wand, rendering it unusable. De-clogging the wand is time-consuming and increases the likelihood of nosocomial infections, thus impacting the hospital, clinical staff, and patient.

VayuClearTM is a disposable system that quickly removes obstructions from clogged wands. Sterile packed and small in size, VayuClear is placed unobtrusively in the sterile field where the clinician can quickly and efficiently access it, eliminating the need to hand-off the device or replace the wand. VayuClear is an elegant solution designed to reduce OR time and procedure cost, and improve patient outcomes.


Project Status

  • Available for licensing.
  • Intellectual Property
    • PCT patent application filed Aug. 17, 2016
  • Device progressing towards commercialization