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A Novel Approach A Novel Approach

to Urinary to Urinary
Catheter Catheter
Care Care

Reduces pain and discomfort associated with catheter use Reduces pain and discomfort associated with catheter use

Prevents biofilm formation and decreases bacteriuria Prevents biofilm formation and decreases bacteriuria

Decreases catheter related trauma Decreases catheter related trauma

Increases antibiotic efficacy Increases antibiotic efficacy

UroShield is designed to prevent the formation of UroShield is designed to prevent the formation of
biofilm in indwelling urinary catheters. UroShield does biofilm in indwelling urinary catheters. UroShield does
not interfere with catheter placement and is simply not interfere with catheter placement and is simply
clipped onto the outer segment of the catheter clipped onto the outer segment of the catheter
for optimal effect. In addition, UroShield is indicated for optimal effect. In addition, UroShield is indicated
to decrease pain, discomfort and bladder spasm to decrease pain, discomfort and bladder spasm
associated with indwelling catheter use. associated with indwelling catheter use.

Curing through prevention Curing through prevention


Curing through prevention Curing through prevention

Designed to prevent the formation of biofilm on catheters Designed to prevent the formation of biofilm on catheters
Indwelling urinary catheters serve as a nidus for bacterial attachment, biofilm formation and subsequent Indwelling urinary catheters serve as a nidus for bacterial attachment, biofilm formation and subsequent
urinary tract infection (UTI). These infections may cause serious complications and may lead to increased urinary tract infection (UTI). These infections may cause serious complications and may lead to increased
mortality, extended hospital stay and increased medical costs. In fact, catheter acquired infection is one mortality, extended hospital stay and increased medical costs. In fact, catheter acquired infection is one
of the most common iatrogenic complications. UroShield is a novel approach to the prevention of biofilm of the most common iatrogenic complications. UroShield is a novel approach to the prevention of biofilm
in indwelling urinary catheters. in indwelling urinary catheters.

Transforming catheters into active therapeutic devices Transforming catheters into active therapeutic devices
UroShield generates low amplitude, low frequency ultrasound waves on the surfaces of the catheter. The UroShield generates low amplitude, low frequency ultrasound waves on the surfaces of the catheter. The
surface acoustic waves interfere with biofilm formation by inhibiting bacterial attachment and confer a surface acoustic waves interfere with biofilm formation by inhibiting bacterial attachment and confer a
protective effect on the mucosa, thus protecting it from catheter trauma. The low frequency acoustic protective effect on the mucosa, thus protecting it from catheter trauma. The low frequency acoustic
waves decrease pain, discomfort and spasm associated with Foley catheter use. Independent studies at waves decrease pain, discomfort and spasm associated with Foley catheter use. Independent studies at
leading universities have proven that surface acoustic waves produced by UroShield enhance the ability leading universities have proven that surface acoustic waves produced by UroShield enhance the ability
of the immune system to fight biofilm. This critical combination of mucosal protection and enhancement of the immune system to fight biofilm. This critical combination of mucosal protection and enhancement
of the immune response against biofilm are essential components in prevention of catheter related infection. of the immune response against biofilm are essential components in prevention of catheter related infection.

Applied directly on the catheter Applied directly on the catheter


UroShield is composed of two components: A disposable UroShield is composed of two components: A disposable
component - the actuator, which is clipped onto the external component - the actuator, which is clipped onto the external
portion of any Foley catheter, and a portable, battery portion of any Foley catheter, and a portable, battery
powered driver unit which activates the actuator. Once the powered driver unit which activates the actuator. Once the
urinary catheter has been placed into the patient's bladder, urinary catheter has been placed into the patient's bladder,
the actuator is clipped on the extracorporeal part of the the actuator is clipped on the extracorporeal part of the
catheter and the device is activated. catheter and the device is activated.

UroShield family of products UroShield family of products


Two additional applications of the UroShield platform include acoustically active stabilization patches Two additional applications of the UroShield platform include acoustically active stabilization patches
for percutaneous nephrostomy and supra-pubic cystostomy catheters. In these two products the actuator for percutaneous nephrostomy and supra-pubic cystostomy catheters. In these two products the actuator
is embodied in an adhesive stabilization patch, especially designed to fit the anatomy of each site. is embodied in an adhesive stabilization patch, especially designed to fit the anatomy of each site.
Z-Shield: therapeutic patch for Percutaneous Nephrostomy Z-Shield: therapeutic patch for Percutaneous Nephrostomy
The Z-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for The Z-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for
percutaneous nephrostomy catheters and applies low frequency ultrasound to the percutaneous nephrostomy catheters and applies low frequency ultrasound to the
catheter to treat pain, prevent biofilm and maintain prolonged catheter patency. catheter to treat pain, prevent biofilm and maintain prolonged catheter patency.

S-Shield: therapeutic patch for Supra-Pubic Cystostomy S-Shield: therapeutic patch for Supra-Pubic Cystostomy
The S-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for The S-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for
percutaneous cystostomies and applies low frequency ultrasound to the percutaneous cystostomies and applies low frequency ultrasound to the
abdominal wall opening as well as to the inserted catheter. The device treats abdominal wall opening as well as to the inserted catheter. The device treats
negative ostomy reactions around the skin opening, decreases catheter negative ostomy reactions around the skin opening, decreases catheter
related pain and spasm and prevents biofilm. related pain and spasm and prevents biofilm.

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