This prospectus will introduce the Uro Conduit™, a newly patented technology available for licensing. The Uro Conduit™ is a concentric tube catheter that places a stent in a male urethra for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP). This stent is made from polycaprolactone and is safe for implant use.
The stent is inserted over a balloon catheter and heated to allow for expansion. Water is used for keeping temperature consistent. When desired expansion is reached, heat is turned off, catheter is removed and stent remains in place.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Catheter implements resistance heating
- Heat softens stent and allows expansion
- Water assures even heating and expansion of stent
- Static pressure control assembly
- Variable pressure control assembly
- Stent made of polycaprolactone
- Polycaprolactone is FDA approved for long-term use
- Keeps lumen open for treatment for BPH
- No encrustation or calcification
- Urethral lumen can be expanded 2-3 times original insertion diameter
- Safer and more effective than other methods of stent placement
The Uro Conduit™ is a double-tube catheter that is used to place a polymer stent into a male urethra. The catheter guides the stent to the desired position, the polymer stent is heated and expanded, and remains in place when the catheter is removed.
One tube contains the wires for heating the stent, another tube contains water for coating the balloon to keep the temperature controlled. By inserting the polymer stent over the balloon end of the catheter, the stent may be placed in the urethra, expanded, and left there to keep the lumen open. This stent will allow for normal urine flow and can remain there for an extended amount of time.
Men who have BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) can be treated with minimal complications. The stent is a long-term solution for treating an enlarged prostrate.
Materials needed to produce the Uro Conduit™:
- Double tube
- Polymer stent
- Made of polycaprolactone
- FDA approved
- Softens with heat
- Nichrome wire heating element
- Electrical resistance heater
- Pressure gauges
- Water or oil for cooling
The Uro Conduit™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 9,707,112
For additional information, licensing opportunities, and a full prospectus on the Uro Conduit™ contact:
VP of Business Development