Neotech Products has released the Curved Sucker XL Oral and Nasal Suction Device, designed with pediatric patients in mind.

While other hard plastic products may be harmful to the patient’s teeth and can crack, the Curved Sucker’s softer, gentler material may help prevent mouth trauma for patients who may bite down hard onto the suction device, according to Neotech.

“When customers talk, we listen,” said Neotech Products President Craig McCrary. “Based on input from clinicians and parents, Neotech decided to modify our Snorkel suction device into the Curved Sucker XL.”

“Competitive alternatives are hard plastic which could be problematic if a patient bites down. We designed the Curved Sucker XL with a soft, curved large bore suction tip that’s more anatomically correct for oral suctioning,” McCrary said, noting the importance of patient safety and comfort in the design.

Sasha Ramini, CRNP, Neuro-Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, said: “Not only is it anatomically designed to allow for easier suction and patient comfort, the material is also safer for patients and can withstand strong force such as jaw clenching during seizure episodes.”

More information is available on the Neotech website.