How the Piranha LC Works
The PIRANHA LC vs. COVID-19
The Piranha LC (Luminal Clearance) catheter enables deep mucus removal and lung lavage without aerosol generationby using a filtered aspiration system independent of the bronchoscope enabling effective intervention on ventilated patients without spreading virus.
Currently, there is no way to obtain a non contaminated pulmonary sample for diagnosis of atypical pneumonia, TB etc. The Piranha LC also allows for obtaining non contaminated lung samples.