non-infective urinary catheters
|Coordinator||Umeå universitet - Kemiska institutionen|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 496 000|
|Project duration||June 2015 - February 2016|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The goal of the complete project is that the urinary catheters developed and tested within the project answers to human and market needs and are used in health care. In Step 1 an interdisciplinary consortium has been formed and a creative process started with the aim to find solutions to needs connected to infection of urinary catheters. In this process medicine, material science and design has been linked and several concept ideas have emerged directed to different groups of patients.
Results and expected effects
After Step 1 the project ideas have matured we will patent three concept ideas that emerged during the creative process in Step 1. The evaluation of different market aspects and the investigation of regulatory aspects have resulted in that we have identified a strong industrial partner with whom we have initiated discussions. These discussions are based on the concept ideas that arose during Step 1 and are expected to lead to a future collaboration project and a broadened consortium.
Approach and implementation
The partners of the project had highly complementary expertise enabling a successful and creative process giving rise to several concepts. These were evaluated from medicinal as well as technical production aspects. With the aid of written agreements, the project has ensured that the concepts can be further developed in Step 2. The activities performed gave a good base for identifying a suitable industrial partner for the continuation of the project. Application for Step 2 will be filed in the next round of calls.