The female intermittent catheter enables complete bladder emptying in one free flow, aiming to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections.

Following the successful launch of Luja with Micro-hole Zone Technology, a next generation intermittent catheter for men, Coloplast is now launching Luja for women.

“So far, we have received great feedback on Luja for men in our product evaluations. Nearly all healthcare professionals would recommend the male catheter to their patients, and seven out of ten users feel confident that it empties their bladder completely without needing to reposition the catheter,” says Nicolai Buhl, Executive Vice President of Innovation.

Urinary tract infections remain a major concern and challenge for men and women using catheters. Flow stops and blockage of conventional catheter eyelets during catheterisation increase the risk of leaving residual urine behind in the bladder, which raises the risk of bacteria growth and is a well-known UTI risk factor2.

“I am excited that the Micro-hole Zone Technology will now be available for female catheter users. The new female catheter has 50+ micro-holes, enabling complete bladder emptying in one free flow, and I believe this technology will set a completely new standard in the market,” says Nicolai Buhl.

Luja with Micro-hole Zone Technology for female users will launch across all Coloplast’s key markets over the next 12 months, starting in Denmark and Italy in May 2024.

Clinical studies: No need for repositioning and no discomfort

The performance of Luja for women is supported by two clinical studies. The studies found that the catheter enables complete bladder emptying in one free flow without having to reposition the catheter. The studies also found that women reported no discomfort when using Luja and that the catheter was gentle to use.

Reduced environmental footprint

Luja Female is designed with the user and environment in mind. The catheter is made with 28% less plastic than Coloplast’s SpeediCath Compact Eve and has a 22% lower carbon footprint. The Luja Female product container material is recyclable.

Source: Company Press Release