Nominated for Award – Best Public-Private Collaboration in Clinical Investigations 202313. June 2023
Tom Bombeck joining for North American Marketing and Business Development31. July 2023
We are excited to announce that an abstract on Dorsal Genital Nerve (DGN) stimulation for the treatment of bladder and bowel disorders will be presented by Dr. Nico Rijkhoff at the upcoming International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) 2023 conference. The conference, recognized as the premier event in the field of urogynecology, will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from June 21-24. Electrical nerve stimulation has been widely used for various bladder and bowel disorders, targeting nerves such as the sacral nerve root or the posterial tibial nerve. However, recent studies have shown that stimulation of the dorsal penile/clitoral nerve, also known as the dorsal genital nerve (DGN), can also bring significant benefits to patients. Despite its potential, DGN stimulation has not been available as a therapy due to the lack of a device specifically designed for this purpose. At InnoCon Medical, we have taken on the challenge of designing and building a neurostimulation system (UCon) for DGN stimulation. Our innovative system includes a compact and water-tight electrical stimulator that can be worn by the patient. It features two operation modes: time-limited stimulation and on-demand stimulation, providing patients with flexible treatment options. We have also developed DGN electrodes in collaboration with Axelgaard Manufacturing Co, ensuring optimal performance and comfort for both male and female patients. The UCon system has undergone rigorous testing to ensure its biocompatibility, electrical and mechanical safety, and compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Currently, a clinical investigation is undergoing in three hospitals in Denmark, utilizing the UCon system to treat overactive bladder symptoms and bowel dysfunction. Furthermore, our device is used in England, and here in June studies will be initiated in Spain and The Netherlands, further demonstrating the widespread interest and potential of the solution. To learn more about this research, please see the image for the full abstract.