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The NICO product portfolio consists of the following:

              
The NICO Myriad is a fully automated, non-heat generating soft tissue resection device used in surgical approaches where access to the surgical site is limited.  It is a multifunctional instrument that combines the capabilities of scissors, suction, and a blunt dissector.1 The low-profile design provides improved access to hard-to-reach sites and better visibility to the surgical field, especially during resection through narrow corridors.2 

The Myriad system consistes of the console, handpieces and ancillary products. Handpieces are available in a variety of diameters, lengths and configurations to meet the diverse needs of patients and clinical approaches. The handpiece is configured and ergonomically designed to address a myriad of clinical challenges.

The NICO Myriad Indications for Use are for the morcellation and removal of tissue during pelviscopic, laparoscopic, percutaneous and open surgical procedures whenever access to the surgical site is limited.



NICO Myriad Features:

  • Does not generate heat for tissue removal without injury to adjacent critical structures3
  • Non-ablative, mechanical cutting technology for precise, user-controlled tissue resection4
  • Ergonomic design, lightweight and easy to set-up
  • Automates resection
  • Improved access in narrow corridors due to low profile design5
  • Malleable cannula to optimize access
  • Tissue captured in a sterile closed system for use in post-procedural tissue processing

The NICO BrainPath is the newest product family in the NICO portfolio. It provides for access and visualization of abnormalities in the subcortical space of the brain. The BrainPath dramatically changes how surgeons can safely move through the natural folds and delicate fibers of the brain. The BrainPath’s blue obturator is uniquely designed with an atraumatic tip that minimizes tissue damage by displacing tissues of the brain during advancement to the targeted abnormality. The sheath remains in the brain after the obturator is removed to serve as a protective portal for surgeons to easily maintain access to the surgical site.

The BrainPath Indications for Use are to provide for access and allow for visualization of the surgical field during brain and spinal surgery.



NICO BrainPath Features:

  • Opportunity for atraumatic access without the creation of a corticectomy or corticotomy
  • Locks in navigation probes for real-time placement in the surgical field
  • BrainPath ST-Gold is designed for shallow cannulation

   
 

NICO devices are cleared by the FDA for the following uses:

  • NICO Myriad “for the morcellation and removal of tissue during pelviscopic, laparoscopic, percutaneous and open surgical procedures whenever access to the surgical site is limited.”
  • NICO BrainPath “provides for access and allows for visualization of the surgical field during brain and spinal surgery.”

NICO Myriad and BrainPath are “tools” and are not “treatments”. These devices have been used by physicians to address soft tissue abnormalities. This webpage discusses a sampling of ways physicians have employed NICO technology. NICO Myriad and BrainPath are not intended to treat, cure, prevent, mitigate or diagnose any specific cranial, ENT, Spinal or Otolaryngologic disease, including cancer or stroke. Physicians should use their best judgment and clinical experience when deciding where to use NICO Myriad and BrainPath. Full prescribing information for the NICO Myriad and BrainPath is available on the products page of this website.

1Dlouhy BJ, Dahdaleh NS, and Greenlee JD. Emerging Technology in Intracranial Neuroendoscopy: Application of the NICO Myriad, Neurosurgical Focus. Vol. 30, p. 2. April 2011
2Dlouhy et al. Neurosurgical Focus, p. 2.
3McLaughlin N, Ditzel Filho LF, Prevedello DM, Kelly DF, Carrau RL, and Kassam AB. Side-Cutting Aspiration Device for Endoscopic and Microscopic Tumor Removal, Journal of Neurological Surgery: Skull Base. Vol. 73, p. 11. February 2012.
4Dlouhy et al. Neurosurgical Focus, p. 8.
5Dlouhy et al. Neurosurgical Focus, p. 2.

 


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