Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Access System

The Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Access System, using its power driver platform combined with procedure-specific trays, represents the first major advance in bone and bone marrow sampling procedures in over 40 years. Teleflex is raising the standard for biopsies and aspirations for cancer centers and interventional radiologists. Our bone marrow biopsy solutions produce larger marrow specimens, which may help provide a more accurate diagnosis.1-4 Our bone lesion biopsy solutions are designed to provide interventional radiologists with a fast, reliable solution for accessing hard-to-reach bone lesions.5

Raising the standard

Powered bone marrow biopsy device vs. manual biopsy devices

  • Consistently larger, high quality core specimens1-4
  • Demonstrated less patient insertion pain2 and significantly less post-procedure patient pain4
  • Fewer second-attempt procedures required1-3
  • Up to 55% faster procedure time to improve efficiency1-4
  • Easy to learn, operate, and control6
  • Demonstrated greater overall patient satisfaction1

Duration 6.04 min.

Medical and economic benefits of using the automated device

Zero repeated bone biopsies vs.13% with Manual Needles
High quality samples, 39% inadequate samples with Manual Needles vs 14% with On Control
Learn how Dr. Faye Sharpley at Macclesfield was able to save by switching to the OnControl Biopsy system

Duration 14.54 min.

Care management process for patients having a bone marrow biopsy

Watch the experience from University College Hospital
See the results of an audit of more than 56 patients
Learn how to go from 19 to 30 procedures per week

Duration 8.47 min.

Set up and practical demonstration

See how it simple to use On Control Few simples steps and quick procedure

Duration 6.40 min.

Tips and tricks to maximize results with On Control

Watch some tips to obtain great results with On Control Biopsy system
How we should start positioning the needle?
What do you do if you get a bad sample?

A powerful solution

Powered bone lesion biopsy device vs. manual biopsy devices

  • Faster procedure times to help reduce radiation exposure for patient and operator6
  • Rapid access to difficult bone lesions5
  • Provides the ability to effectively, safely, and rapidly obtain high-quality specimens, even from hard bone5
  • Designed for precise control with clear visibility through fluoroscopy7
  • Easy to learn, operate, and control6


  1. Reed LJ, Raghupathy R, Strakhan M, et al. The OnControl bone marrow biopsy technique is superior to the standard manual technique for hematologists-in-training: a prospective, randomized comparison. Hematol Rep. 2011;3(e21). doi:10.4081/hr.2011.e21. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated.
  2. Swords RT, Anguita J, Higgins RA, et al. A prospective randomized study of a rotary powered device (OnControl) for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. J Clin Pathol. 2011;64(9):809-13. doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200047. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated.
  3. Miller LJ, Philbeck TE, Montez DF, et al. Powered bone marrow biopsy procedures produce larger core specimens, with less pain, in less time than with standard manual devices. Hematol Rep. 2011;3(e8):22-5. doi:10.4081/hr.2011.e8. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated. Philbeck TE and Montez DF are employees of Teleflex Incorporated.
  4. Berenson JR, Yellin O, Blumenstein B, et al. Using a powered bone marrow biopsy system results in shorter procedures, causes less residual pain to adult patients, and yields larger specimens. Diagn Pathol. 2011;6:23. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated.
  5. Symington K, Martinez F, Miller LJ, Philbeck TE. Examination of 64 consecutive specimens obtained using a powered biopsy device. J Vasc and Interv Radiol. 2014;25(3s):S196. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated. Philbeck TE is an employee of Teleflex Incorporated.
  6. Lee RK, Ng AW, Griffith JF. CT-guided bone biopsy with a battery-powered drill system: preliminary results. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013;201(5):1093-5. doi:10.2214/AJR.12.10521.
  7. Garcia G, Miller LJ, Philbeck TE, Bolleter S, Montez DF. Tactile feedback allows accurate insertion of a powered bone access device for vertebroplasty and bone marrow sampling procedures. J Vasc and Interv Radiol. 2011;22(3):S86. Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated. Philbeck TE and Montez DF are employees of Teleflex Incorporated. Dr. Garcia was formerly a paid consultant of Teleflex Incorporated. Simulated model study results may not be indicative of clinical performance.
The Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Aspiration System is intended for bone marrow aspiration of the iliac crest of adult and paediatric patients. The Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Biopsy System is intended for bone marrow core biopsy of the anterior or posterior iliac crest of adult patients. The Arrow OnControl Bone Lesion Biopsy System is intended for bone biopsy of the vertebral body and bone lesions. The Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System and Powered Bone Lesion Biopsy System should not be used by clinicians unfamiliar with the complications, limitations, indications, and contraindications of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Refer to the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions. Information in this material is not a substitute for the product Instructions for Use. Not all products are available in all regions. Please contact customer service to confirm availability in your region. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow and OnControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.