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ConvaTec introduces GentleCath Glide and me+ continence care programme

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:32
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Hydrophilic catheter with advanced FeelClean technology developed to make catheterisation simple and convenient for daily users

ConvaTec has introduced the GentleCath Glide, an intermittent catheter developed to provide simple, convenient hydrophilic catheterisation for daily users, in Europe. The availability of GentleCath Glide in European markets follows its launch in the US earlier this year, and will be supported by the roll out of the me+ programme for continence care, an extension of the company’s direct-to-consumer programme in ostomy care.

GentleCath Glide is a low friction hydrophilic intermittent catheter made with ConvaTec’s FeelClean technology that activates immediately when in contact with water. The FeelClean technology was developed to reduce the residuals and mess left behind by catheterisation, so users can worry less about getting residue on their clothes, hands and body. GentleCath Glide also features a no-touch sleeve to help prevent contamination of the catheter from the hands.

“A high quality, smooth hydrophilic surface is important to minimize the risk of trauma during intermittent catheterization. GentleCath™ Glide provides my catheter users with a comfortable and convenient hydrophilic cathing experience,” said Dr Brian L Cohen.

Created in collaboration with clinicians and intermittent catheter users for clinicians and intermittent catheter users, the GentleCath me+ programme provides a range of resources, tools and information alongside the professional advice and personalised support from dedicated wound, ostomy and continence nurses that is unique to ConvaTec’s me+ approach.

“We are very excited to bring our innovative GentleCath Glide and me+ care programme for intermittent catheter users to Europe,” said Mads Haugaard, Vice President and General Manager, Continence & Critical Care. “We will continue to expand our GentleCath portfolio to provide greater choice and meet the needs of all intermittent catheter users. The combination of our innovative products and services, and our strong distribution relationships from our Ostomy Care business uniquely positions ConvaTec to be successful in Continence Care in Europe.”