Introducing PIVO

High quality blood collection from indwelling IV lines is now possible with PIVO

PIVO is a needle-free, single-use, sterile device that temporarily attaches to a peripheral IV catheter to collect a fresh venous sample. Using the existing PIV line as a conduit to the vein, a flexible, internal flow tube is advanced through the PIV, beyond the catheter tip, and into the vessel to collect a blood sample. This flow tube is designed to extend beyond the suboptimal draw conditions around the IV to reach vessel locations where blood flow is optimal for aspiration. Once blood collection is complete, the device is retracted, removed from the PIV, and discarded.

See How PIVO Works

 “It feels like we’re part of a revolution. Techniques for drawing blood have changed so little…until now.”
—Anne C., Sn. Phlebotomist

University Hospitals - PIVO Pilot

“In the past, patients we see would remember all their needlesticks during their stay – so they really love this.”
—Joyce T. MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager

Nurse Quote - Primary Children

“We get to be the hero with our patients instead of sometimes being the villain.”
—Kate D., RN

Dixie Regional Pilot

“If it was my mom, I’d want the PIVO device used on her.”
—Roxanne H., Phlebotomist

Experience the Difference

PIVO is a revolutionary solution to age-old challenges with needle sticks and line draws. High quality lab draws from indwelling peripheral IV lines are finally possible.

  Reducing Pain

Patient experience is positively impacted through reduced instances of pain, bruising, and the downward spiral associated with repeat needle sticks during hospitalization.

  Engineered for Safety

Designed with healthcare practitioners in mind, PIVO is needle-free.


Delivers accurate samples for timely diagnosis – the first time.


Elegantly employing existing IV lines to access the vein.

“Our aim is to enable more compassionate care for patients, a safer workplace for practitioners, and more efficient blood draw practices for hospitals. Our work is about all people.”

Eric M. Stone, CEO & Co-Founder, Velano Vascular; Patient & Patient Advocate

A Revolution in Blood Draws

Blood sample collection via PIVO consistently results in high levels of both practitioner and patient satisfaction, high quality samples, and essential workflow efficiencies. A new standard of care in inpatient blood collection and vascular access has arrived.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Velano Vascular with 2016 Best Practices Award

Velano Vascular is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 North American Vascular Access Device New Product Innovation Award


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Frosty and Sullivan Best Practices Award

Slide "This is a more compassionate standard of care for blood draws that eliminates the sticking and re-sticking of children, and can turn a frequent and traumatic experience into a routine - even unnoticed one." Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP Executive Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Slide “Patient satisfaction could not matter more. PIVO allows us to provide an improved overall experience.” Cheryl H O'Malley, DNP, MSN, RN Vice President, Medical Surgical Services, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Slide "For decades, clinically effective peripheral IV draws were evasive. Today, PIVO has made them a reality." Jean Proehl, MN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, FAEN, FAAN Past President, Emergency Nurses Association