Port Valves

Port Valves

Protomatic Inc. under the design development guidelines of Dr. Ensminger of the University of Michigan BioScience helped develop one of first implantable Interveinus Ports. These Ports are used for patients requiring extended or repeated drug therapy. The Port is implanted and attached typically to a bone structure under the skin of the patient, a catheter is then attached to a vein. The purpose is to provide a easy and reliable access to veins for chronic chemo therapy applications. Most chemo drugs are caustic in nature, damaging small veins, due to the limited supply of veins, ports were developed to maximize vein life, providing a solution for the limitation. Today, there are an array of production manufactures.