Medical device company CompactCath has received FDA 510(k) approval for its intermittent urinary catheter, which will allow people to catheterize regularly while maintaining their privacy and discreetness.
The next generation and pre-lubricated intermittent urinary catheter also offers hygiene features such as sliding sheath, which allows an easier non-touch catheterization and its pre-lubrication reduces the friction and promote ease of insertion.
According to the company, the modern packaging and disposal mechanism eradicate the inconvenience of carrying, concealing and disposing of traditional catheters.
Stanford’s LPCH pediatric urology chief William Kennedy said: "One of the problems with the current medical system is that solutions are designed for the hospital and not for people’s everyday life."
The intermittent urinary catheter is available in different sizes and lengths for use by women, men and children.
Commercially, the urinary catheter is slated to be available in 2015.
CompactCath co-founder and CEO Naama Stauber said the company’s goal is to ease the lives of people who self-catheterize, by improving quality of care.
"We used human centric design and have worked with dozens of physicians, nurses and patients to create a product that would make a difference in this space," Stauber added.