Sternal IO: Fast and Reliable Vascular Access when Seconds Count

Military medical personnel, regardless of their training or assignment, are required to perform critical lifesaving medical procedures in austere, hostile and stressful situations. This includes accessing the vascular system to provide lifesaving fluids and medications.

Sternal Intraosseous Infusion (IO) is one of the fastest and easiest ways to access the vascular system and rapidly deliver emergency fluids and medication 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.


FAST1 Sternal IO

The FAST1® Intraossesous Infusion System from Pyng Medical gives military and combat personnel the critical ability to easily establish vascular access, including when peripheral intravenous access fails.

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FASTTactical Sternal IO

Based on the same platform as FASTResponder, FASTTactical is Pyng Medical’s next generation Sternal Intraosseous Device.


FASTTactical Trainer

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

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Who uses Pyng’s Military Medical Device Solutions?

Conventional and special operations forces personnel of all services from combat medics to physician’s assistants, nurses and physicians.

Pioneering Sternal IO Technology Since 1997

Pyng Medical is the pioneer in sternal intraosseous infusion technology. In 1997, Pyng received clearance for FAST1, thefirst IO system designed specifically for use in the sternum during adult emergency intervention. In 2008, FAST1 was cleared for use in adolescents 12 years of age and over. FAST1 has been trusted and used by military, combat, and emergency 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.