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A revolutionary shape memory alloy-based disposable device for bladder cancer removal

Funder: European Commission

Funding period
EUR 50 K
USD 56 K
Funding amount
Bladder cancer represents the 9th most common malignancy worldwide and the 4th most common in men. Globally approximately 2.5M people suffer from it, with 420,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. In Europe, a total of 118,000 new cases and 52,000 deaths are estimated annually. With population growth and ageing, the absolute incidence of bladder cancer might be further escalating.
Despite the increasing incidences, the current treatments remain ineffective. The gold standard Trans-Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (TURBT) has up to 61% risk of tumour recurrence due to incomplete removal or tumour cell implantation during the procedure.
CML introduces U-TURBT, an innovative disposable device for the treatment of bladder cancer. By covering and sealing the portion of bladder affected by the tumour, it avoids tumour cell spillage and dissemination. By minimising the risk of recurrence, U-TURBT improves patients’ health and quality of life, and cuts down the expenses of the healthcare providers relative to additional treatments.
During the feasibility assessment, a go-to-market strategy and a supply chain will be established, as well as further development plan will be drafted. During the second phase of innovation project, CML will upgrade the device to permit en bloc bladder tumour resection and extrication. Large scale clinical trial will then be initiated for obtaining CE mark as a medical device
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