The Huntington™ Guided, Perforating Bone Biopsy System is an all-in-one coaxial system. This system gives you the option of guided access via the needle tract (Seldinger-inspired), as well as the option of hard bone purchase and progression.

The Huntington™ System was previously sold as the OmniBone™ Bone Biopsy Kit.

System Components

As with all the Merit Bone Biopsy Systems, the Huntington™ System contains the Preston™ Bone Biopsy Needle, designed for either incremental sampling for blastic lesions or with optional syringe aspiration. The system components include:

  • Needle
  • Guide wire
  • Tri-angled, grooved stylet/perforating-tip cannula introducer
  • Exchangeable drill insert
  • 2x clip-on handles (for introducer or biopsy needle)
  • Clockwise trephine-tip biopsy needle
  • Ejector pin
Huntington Bone Biopsy System with Drill


Introduction Method

A Seldinger-inspired technique may be used, positioning the guide wire through the needle. The needle is then removed leaving the guide wire. The assembled tri-angled grooved stylet with perforating tip cannula is introduced over the guide wire in a counterclockwise direction through soft tissues. Once in contact with bone, introducer is turned clockwise to anchor in bone and guide wire can be removed. Advance clockwise with careful but firm turns. The tri-angled stylet may be exchanged for the drill if further progression through dense bone is necessary. The handle can be clipped on or off the introducer to assist with handling.

The first of its kind, the Huntington™ System is engineered to improve initial purchase on the cortex even in oblique approaches. The tri-angled drill-tip introducer provides a collection channel for bone evacuation upon first contact with bone. Accommodating the thin guide wire when Seldinger-inspired technique is desired, moving introducer counterclockwise through soft tissue will minimize trauma, yet turning clockwise will immediately engage in cortex. An optional drill is included to work with the perforating cannula to further traverse bone where necessary.

  • Engineered to improve initial bone purchase
  • Longitudinal groove provides a collection channel from initial bone contact
  • Removable handles for versatile, lightweight use
  • Perforating cannula and drilling technology for controlled hard bone access

Huntington Bone Biopsy Ordering Info

* Gauge sizes may be closest approximate
** Length refers to the working needle only and does not include additional handle length