Are you looking to develop Therapeutic or Management solutions for Urological disorders?
We are looking to support companies to develop NHS based evidence for solutions to managing long-term urinary incontinence and associated problems with infection.
In the UK, an estimated three to six million people experience some degree of urinary incontinence . Poorly managed urinary leakage has a substantial physical and psychosocial impact, negatively influencing quality of life and causing major disruption to daily activities  increasing risk of falls , increasing likelihood of care home admission  and comes with significant personal and systemic costs .
Incontinence often constitutes a long-term condition that requires effective, discreet, reusable and easy-to-use management solutions. We are seeking innovative approaches of managing incontinence whilst reducing or combating infection and other harms associated with invasive medical devices (e.g. vaginal mesh or indwelling urinary catheters).
Areas of interest to the NHS, are improved urinary catheter design, new devices for bladder control that reduce the need for surgery, innovative containment devices as well as preventative technologies that maintain pelvic floor strength or facilitate bladder/bowel muscle training. The innovation may include new materials, technologies or practices that address antimicrobial resistance.
The TSP is seeking companies that are working in these areas and have an innovation not currently in use in the NHS, which they want to evaluate in an NHS setting.
How to apply:
• Successful applications will be notified by the 18th January 2019.
• Successful companies will be asked to present at the TSP workshop; date TBC.
• If you have questions please email Sandra Nwokeoha: firstname.lastname@example.org
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