The first convertible endotracheal tube for subglottic secretion suctioning has recently been developed by US company Teleflex.

The Teleflex ISIS HVT features an integrated suction port and separate suction line, allowing for subglottic secretion suctioning on demand.

The device is aimed at providing clinicians with one endotracheal tube to meet the needs of patients requiring short- and long-term ventilation.

The Teleflex ISIS HVT is designed to eliminate many of the common objections to using traditional subglottic secretion suctioning tubes, which are seven times more expensive than standard tubes.