Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Biopsy System

Raising the standard of bone marrow biopsies.


For blood-borne cancer patients, such as those with leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, and their treating oncologists, the bone marrow biopsy is a critical, but often painful procedure for diagnosis and treatment monitoring. In addition, when performed manually, the procedure is often physically taxing on clinical staff who must obtain a sample of adequate size and quality. Ultimately, the diagnosis you receive from pathology is directly related to the integrity of this sample.

That’s why the Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System has become the preferred method of obtaining bone marrow samples at major cancer centers. With the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Access Systems, you can be confident in developing treatment plans based on the diagnosis you receive.

Bone marrow biopsies are widely regarded as being one of the more painful procedures experienced by patients. The resulting high level of anxiety, coupled with the common disappointment of inconclusive sample results make many patients apprehensive about scheduling follow-up procedures. It’s these follow-up procedures that can make or break effective treatment monitoring for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood-borne cancers. The Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System helps alleviate that patient apprehension by providing results faster 1, and with less pain than the manual alternative3.


Over 100% increase in the number of patients with little to no pain after 24 hours.1

Performing the biopsy or aspiration

Significantly less patient pain during and after the procedure.135

Patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood-borne cancer patients frequently describe the bone marrow biopsy and aspiration as the "worst part of their treatment." The Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System helps significantly reduce pain by providing a faster procedure and reducing the need for "second attempts" that often occur when a sample is of insufficient size or fails to capture. 5

  • Reduced insertion pain5, and less overall pain3
  • Specially designed threaded cannula grabs and holds core samples from soft bone
  • Increased control with reduced physical requirements, even with hard bone

Bone marrow biopsy samples were obtained using the Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System 11 ga needle. The sample measured 1.7 cm in length.

Analyzing samples

Consistently larger, high quality core samples.5

In most pathology departments, the bone marrow and aspirate samples received vary widely, depending on the size of the patient, their bone hardness, and the experience or physical strength of the clinician. The Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System effectively levels the field between clinicians, to help clinicians obtain consistently larger core samples.

  • More consistent, high quality samples, with all operators5
  • More usable area for diagnosis5
  • Longer, wider, and larger volume samples3

Both sample sizes from same healthy subject, same provider. Sample sizes are most representative of sample means in a published healthy subject study.

Diagnosing and monitoring

Easier, more accurate diagnosis5 and treatment monitoring.

Larger, better quality samples provide pathologists the material needed to make an accurate diagnosis, minimizing the inconvenience, delay, and pain associated with having to obtain another sample. Physicians can be confident in developing treatment plans based on a diagnosis with a quality sample for patients with blood-borne cancers and benign bone tumors.

  • Greater overall patient satisfaction 4
  • Fewer second-attempt procedures required5
  • Reduced pain3 helps promote compliance with ongoing testing


Procedure scheduling

Procedures with increased efficiency.

The Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System’s improved sample quality5 and shortened procedure time1 can help clinicians perform a greater number of biopsies per day for patients with blood-borne cancers and benign bone tumors.

  • Shorter procedure time that can help improve efficiency1
  • Easy for clinicians to use, regardless of physical strength

 

The Arrow® OnControl® Bone Marrow Biopsy System and Bone Lesion Biopsy System should not be used by clinicians unfamiliar with the complications, limitations, indications, and contraindications of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.