Bactiguard at Europe´s biggest congress for urologists
Bactiguard is exhibiting at Europe´s biggest annual congress for doctors specialized in urology, the European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Munich on March 11 – 14. Bactiguard’s infection prevention solution can be found in hall B, at booth number A03.
- Europe is one of our markets in focus and the EAU Congress offers a great opportunity to meet high-level medical professionals and experts in urology to create awareness about our efficient, safe and well-proven solution for infection control, says Cecilia Edström, Director of Sales and New Business at Bactiguard.
Medical devices such as catheters cause a majority of all healthcare associated infections (HAI). One of the most common HAI is catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), causing patient suffering as well as increased mortality and cost for the healthcare. Many of these infections are often treated with antibiotics, which increases the risk of spread of multi-resistant bacteria.
Preventative actions, such as Bactiguard’s infection protection Foley catheters, are key to combat healthcare associated infections and the increasing spread of multi-resistant bacteria. So far more than 150 million Bactiguard-coated catheters have been used by patients across the world. Clinical studies show that these infections can be reduced by 35 percent and in some studies up to 70 percent.
The EAU Congress gathers medical professionals, innovators, researchers and patients, to share knowledge and experiences as well as be updated on new technologies in the urological field. At the same time, the congress offers educational workshops, expert sessions, poster presentation sessions and a scientific symposium. About 13,000 participants from some 100 countries are expected to attend the upcoming conference, showcasing the latest findings and technologies in the field of urology.
For further information, please contact:
Susann Remnert, Communication Manager, mobile: 46 709 195 342
Bactiguard is a Swedish medtech company with a global presence, offering a solution that prevents healthcare associated infections caused by medical devices. By preventing infections, we contribute to a reduced use of antibiotics and the spread of multi-resistant bacteria, which is a growing problem worldwide. We save lives, increase patient safety and significantly reduce the cost for the healthcare and society. Our technology is well-proven, safe and tissue friendly and consist of a thin layer of noble metals that prevents bacterial growth. The coating can be applied on almost all medical devices. Bactiguard-coated urinary catheters are market leading in the US and Japan and the company has also its own product portfolio consisting of Foley catheters, central venous catheters and endotracheal tubes. Bactiguard is a growth company, focused on markets in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The company has about 70 employees worldwide, mainly at the headquarters in Stockholm and the production facility in Malaysia and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Read more about Bactiguard at www.bactiguard.com