Internet Journal of Airway Management


Volume 6 (January 2010 to December 2011)


The Venner AP Advance: a New Portable Video Laryngoscope



Ernst Zadrobilek, MD1, Klaus Krasser, MD,2 and Schirin M. Missaghi, MD2


1Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.

2 Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.


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Received from the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.


Published: September 24, 2010.



The correct citation of this communiction of new equipment and techniques is:

Zadrobilek E, Krasser K, Missaghi SM. The Venner AP Advance: a new portable video laryngoscope. Internet Journal of Airway Management 6, 2010-2011.
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Last updated: November 8, 2010.


Venner Medical (Singapore) recently launched the new portable Venner AP Advance video laryngoscope (VVL); AP stands for Anil Patel (anesthetist in London, United Kingdom) as co-inventor of the VVL. We became aware of this device by a short communication published in September 2010 (1).


The VVL is a battery-powered video laryngoscope with a miniaturized movable video screen mounted on the proximal end of the laryngoscope handle and is used with disposable laryngoscope blades (DLBs). There are currently two sizes of adult Macintosh-type blades (MAC3 and MAC4) and one angulated adult blade with a tube guide channel (DAB, Difficult Airway Blade) available.


Laryngoscopy is performed using the Macintosh-technique with indirect lifting of the epiglottis. When using the DAB, the tracheal tube is advanced along the tube guide channnel into a midtracheal position.


We requested and received an offer for the VVL and the DBLs from the German division of Venner Medical. Economic considerations are usually provided by this journal but the product manager did not allow us to communicate this information.




  1. Butchart A, Young P. Use of a Venner A.P. Advance videolaryngoscope in a patient with potential cervical spine injuy (correspondence). Anaesthesia 65:953-954, 2010.        

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