Sternal IO: Fast, Easy and Reliable Vascular Access When Seconds Count

Emergency medical services and hospital critical care personnel deal with life threatening situations daily that require them to quickly get fluids and medications into the patient’s vascular system.

Intraosseous infusion is the acceptable standard for rapidly accessing the vascular system for rapid administration of fluids and medication. It has a higher success rate and can be done more quickly than traditional peripheral intravenous access. Intraosseous Infusion can be performed for initial vascular access or when IV attempts fail to gain vascular access.

Intraosseous (IO) Infusion systems enable the user to rapidly, safely and effectively administer emergency fluids and medications into the vascular system through the bone marrow.


The fastest and easiest intraosseous infusion method is through the manubrium in the sternum.

IO Infusion is an accepted standard of care and treatment modality. It is endorsed by the American Heart Association, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses as well as the European Resuscitation Council. IO Infusion is also taught as part of military medicine training and Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines. Success rates for IO infusion are as high as or higher than IV.

Sternal IO

The new FASTResponder Sternal Intraosseous Device and FASTTactical Sternal Intraosseous Device from Pyng Medical gives emergency care providers the critical ability to easily establish vascular access when peripheral intravenous access fails.

FASTResponder FASTTactical

FASTResponder Trainer

FASTResponder Trainer is a training kit that includes a re-useable FASTResponder training device (not for clinical use), along with a SimStern Mat that can be used to practice insertions

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Chest-Matt is a human-worn reusable training manikin that enables students to successfully perform a FASTResponder insertion correctly and accurately on a real person.

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Who uses Pyng’s Civilian Medical Device Solutions?

Pyng’s civilian medical devices are used by personnel across emergency medical services and hospitals:

Emergency Medical Services:

  • Ambulance/air ambulance
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Search and Rescue
  • Medical personnel at resorts, on adventure tours, or on cruise ships


  • Emergency and critical care nurses
  • Critical care doctors
  • On all crash carts


  • Dentists

Pioneering Sternal IO Technology Since 1997

Pyng Medical is the pioneer in sternal intraosseous infusion technology. In1997, Pyng received clearance for FAST1, thefirst IO system designed specifically for use in the sternum during adult emergency intervention. And in 2008, it was cleared for use in adolescents 12 years of age and over. FAST1 has been trusted and used by military and combat personnel for more than 12 years. In fact, more military and combat personnel use FAST1 sternal IO than any other sternal or tibial IO device. In 2013, Pyng launched FASTResponder, which includes all the trusted and proven features of FAST1, but modified to specifically meet the needs of civilian emergency medical services and hospital critical care personnel.