MINNEAPOLIS (November 18, 2022)—Coloplast’s SpeediCath Flex Set catheter developed for people living with bladder and urinary problems is now cleared in the U.S. and will be launched in November 2022.  

The new SpeediCath Flex Set with a “no touch dry sleeve” and an omnidirectional tip is available as a catheter and bag solution, also called a Closed System. All SpeediCath catheters feature Triple Action Coating Technology which is designed to reduce the risk of urethral damage and Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and are an option for those with spinal cord injuries (SCI).

“With SpeediCath Flex Set, we are introducing an important solution for people living with SCI and many other health conditions. We are confident that its new innovative design will make a big difference to our users, improving their catheterization routine in many ways,” said Manu Varma, senior vice president for Chronic Care in North America. 

A recent estimate shows that the annual incidence of SCI is about 18,000 cases each year in the U.S. and the majority of the SCI patients will suffer from neurogenic bladder dysfunction (NBD). Patients with NBD have significant challenges to their well-being, ranging from incontinence, renal impairment, and urinary tract infections to bladder stones and a generally poor quality of life.