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Bacteria-Resistant Urinary Catheter Approved for Use in Europe

April 16, 2018

A urinary catheter coated with bacteria-resistant material received a CE mark for use in European hospitals and will be trialed in six hospitals in the U.K.

The trial will help determine whether the material can significantly reduce infection rates and lower costs for patients requiring a catheter.

The team that discovered the materials said they are getting significant interest from companies who manufacture other medical devices.

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