Adapta Medical has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its PerfIC Cath intermittent touchless urinary catheter.
Dr Glen House designed the new sterile catheter system, which is a C7 quadriplegic with limited finger dexterity.
The company is also planning to introduce new mPower Cath series catheter product line.
According to the company, both product lines feature hydrophilic and gel lubricants for straight and coude-tipped catheters.
PerfIC Cath catheters are provided with urine collection bag, while mPower Cath products have a urine collection bag that is not attached to the catheter.
The catheters feature an introducer tip, which bypasses high levels of bacteria to reduce the risk of infection.
They also feature hydrophilic coating for complete catheter lubrication with easy passage into the bladder.
In addition, the catheters are enclosed in a protective sheath that keeps fluid from touching the user and for ensuring easy disposal.
House said: "The PerfIC Cath catheter represents a significant advancement in intermittent catheter technology and is extremely easy to use, even with limited dexterity.
"It is designed for those with a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, spina bifida or other conditions that require a catheter, but can be used easily by those with normal hand dexterity too.”
Founded in 2007, Adapta Medical is engaged in the development and manufacturing of single-use intermittent urinary catheter products.
Image: Adapta Medical's new mPower Hydro-S intermittent urinary catheter system. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Adapta Medical, Inc.