Aguamedicina

  • 100% Hydrogel Device (Not a Coating)
  • Nothing Sticks to ItTM
  • Tested in Urine
  • AntifoulingTM (Not Anti-Microbial)

WE FOUND ANOTHER WAY TO ENGINEER STENTS

Prolonged urological stent use is limited by biofilm formation and mineralogical encrustation. Conventional thermoplastic can range from 60 to 100% polymer, with the balance made up of radio-pacifiers and/or coatings. Alternatively, Aguamedicina Structural Hydrogel Stents consists of less than 10% polymer, the majority of the device is water. Unlike anti-microbial coated devices which can lose effectiveness should they become damaged or suffer from erosion/diffusion, AguamedicinaTM does not lose its effectiveness as the material is exposed over time to the same physiological processes. AguamedicinaTM does not require the anti-microbial additives typically found in coatings of a conventional “anti-microbial” material to diminish biofilm build-up. This performance, AntifoulingTM, is an inherent characteristic of AguamedicinaTM primarily due to the high aqueous content of the material.

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

A rEVOlUTIONAry IDEA WHErE THE COATINg IS THE STENT

The Q Urological Corporation’s AguamedicinaTM Hydrogel is a compliant and stent bio-material that absorbs the physiological and peristaltic energies associated with and generally responsible for stent migration. Due to its novel design and material, the stent will act like a spring or shock absorber.

DEVElOPED WITH PErfOrMANCE IN MIND…

Biocompatibility

The Polyurethane sample at 10 X magnification of surface shows typical encrustation.

 

DEVElOPED WITH PErfOrMANCE IN MIND…

Aguamedicina

The AguamedicinaTM sample at 10 X magnification of surface shows no sign of encrustation.


Q’s proprietary structural hydrogel, which we call AguamedicinaTM, is a compliant and lubricious material that promotes patient comfort while reducing encrustation due to it’s natural antifouling qualities. These features provide benefit to both the patient and physician throughout the post-op care cycle.