uroglide represents a step-change in coating performance for intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) products.
Several performance characteristics over poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) have been improved to give coatings which can potentially reduce sloughing of material in the urethra, reduce friction for improved user experience and compliance, and significantly extend dry-out time for limited-dexterity users.
The benefits of uroglide are achieved using cheap, approved materials.
In a range of laboratory tests and human haptic assessments, uroglide has a coefficient of friction value up to 40% lower, and two-fold longer retention of water, than PVP.
uroglide can potentially drive your product range towards to an increase in market share, and differentiate your products from competitors'.
- Low coefficient of friction
- Easy insertion and removal
- Reduced urethral trauma
- Enhanced dry-out times
- Additional time for limited-dexterity users to achieve insertion
- Improved user satisfaction
- Cost effective materials
- Compatibility with standard coating methods