CompactCath said this week it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its flagship CompactCath intermittent urinary catheter.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s CompactCath device is a unisex catheter designed for use in both pediatric and adult patients. The 16-inch device features coiled packaging, which the company says makes it the only such catheter that is pocket or palm sized.
The device was designed using patient-centered design to be a discreet, hygienic and easy to use solution. The system is pre-lubricated with silicone oil and features fire-polished eyelets for non-touch insertion, a drainage control mechanism and opaque packaging.
“We’ve received overwhelming support and adoption since launching in the US a little over a year ago. Catheter users love how small and portable the catheter is, how much time they save, and most importantly, how it’s been able to simplify their lives. We’re thrilled to be able to expand our reach and finally bring CompactCath to users in Europe, who have been waiting a long time for this,” CEO Naama Breckler said in a press release.