86.2 Medical and dental practice activities

Enterprise Europe Network (Profile: BRUK20190813001)

Short description of advertisement: 
UK developer of a patented device to treat female urinary incontinence and utero-vaginal prolapse seeks a partner to build a prototype via a manufacturing agreement

UK developer is seeking a manufacturer under a manufacturing agreement for an innovative effective and safe device to treat female stress urinary incontinence and utero-vaginal prolapse. These conditions have a negative impact on a woman's social, physical and psychological well being, leading to embarrassment, low self-esteem and social isolation. The manufacturer will need to build the prototype ready for trialling. 

This UK developer has a patented design of an innovative, effective and safe device that would treat female stress urinary incontinence and utero-vaginal prolapse. 
Around 6 million women have significant symptoms of urinary incontinence and around 600,000 women have utero-vaginal prolapse. Currently the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence is generally through surgery, whilst these procedures are effective, they are also associated with operative complications. The most popular mesh surgery that has been on the market for two decades has been banned in the UK. So a patient controlled device would be a useful alternative.  

Currently treatment methods of utero-vaginal prolapse include pelvic floor repair surgery with or without vaginal hysterectomy, and non-surgical methods such as pelvic floor exercises and different forms of pessary. The pessary is effective, but needs to be inserted by a doctor or nurse trained in this field and changed every 4-6 months.  

This developer has designed a non-surgical device that can be inserted and removed by the user, so taking the need to visit the Doctor (GP) /hospital out of the equation and therefore eliminating the need for the use of healthcare resources, travel time and cost and embarrassment. They are looking for a manufacturer to help build the prototype in order for the product to be trialed and become ready for market. This  would not be a one-off partnership but rather a request aimed at long-term cooperation,  This would have to continue upon the successful trials (when the product will then be ready for mass production). 

They are looking to do this via a manufacturing agreement. 



For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

Contact person: 
Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
Contact languages: 
United Kingdom
Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
info [at] een [dot] lv
Proposal valid till: 
Friday, 25 September, 2020


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