Weak pelvic floor muscles and/or a deficient urethral sphincter can cause leakage of urine due to increases in abdominal pressure, for example through coughing, sneezing or laughing. This condition affects both men and women, whose independence and quality of life is severely impaired.
The device is in clinical development
It represents over 8.7% of the world’s population aged above 20 years old (1)
107 million people are suffering from moderate to severe urinary incontinence(2)
The market is expected to grow by an average of 11% to $ 4.3bn in 2027(3)
(1) Milsom I. « How big is the problem? Incontinence in numbers », Gothenburg Continence Research Center
(2) Company estimates based on New Artificial Urinary Sphincter Devices in the Treatment of Male Iatrogenic Incontinence, and Severity of Urinary Incontinence and Effect on Quality of Life in Women, by Incontinence Type
(3) Urinary Incontinence(UI) Devices (Optima Insights, September 2020)