URO-1, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got FDA approval for its Repris Bladder Injection System. The product is designed for delivering Botox injections into the bladder as a treatment option for overactive bladder.
The device, which is supposed to make such procedures easier on the physicians and more comfortable on the patients, will be unveiled at the American Urological Association in San Francisco later this month.
The Repris relies on a disposable polymer sheath and a shape memory polymer-based cannula that snaps into its previous shape when inside the bladder. This allows easier navigation through the anatomy and more control of the instrument when near the target.
While injecting, the device makes clicking sounds to give the user indication how much Botox is delivered during each injection.
URO-1’s website should appear at this link in the coming days…