Dedicated to Solving
Catheterisation Emergencies
– Safe Instrumentation is the Foundation –
New NICE-evaluated Catheter Innovation

Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD®)

– A World’s First – Foley catheter with Integrated guidewire

The UCD® is a simple yet effective catheterisation device designed to solve difficult urethral catheterisation.

Safe & Efficient patient care:

Simple and Cost-Effective Problem Solution

The patented Urethrotech Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD®) is a breakthrough Urology Device that assists healthcare professionals to solve failed urethral catheterisation and provide value-based care.

A non-traumatic hydrophilic Nitinol guidewire is integrated into a standard urethral  3-way catheter design providing a ready-to-use medical device. The result is successful catheterisation and undisrupted patient care, avoiding the medical emergency of ‘failed urethral catheterisation’.

Key facts

Difficult male urethral catheterisation is not an infrequent problem and injuries are expensive.

  • 0.7/1000 adult male hospital admissions are affected
  • 3 – 13.4 /1000 male catheters inserted lead to urethral injury
  • 4-7% men undergoing cardiovascular surgery are affected

Traumatic urethral catheterisation injury leads to

  • 6% of all urological referrals over 1 year in one teaching hospital
  • 32% of affected men sustained significant urethral injury

Urethral Catheterisation Injury is an expensive complication

  • £7,285.00 (€8,500.00) per case
  • Additional healthcare provider cost of £287,388.00 (€335,377.00) [two hospitals over a 6 months study period].
Simple & Safe Solution

UCD – Safe Catheter Insertion

The non-traumatic guide wire forms one unit with the catheter and is inserted into the bladder first, bypassing enlarged prostate lobes.

UCD – Universally Suitable

With a 5-year shelf life, the UCD® is suitable for any clinical environment and for every healthcare professional who normally performs urethral catheterisation. 

UCD – Value Based & Efficient  High Quality Care

Avoidance of more invasive specialist procedures and hospital admissions.

User Advantages

  • Safe and easy for patient and provider 
  • Ready-to-use consumable 
  • Suitable to be used by qualified doctors and nurses 
  • Improved patient care pathway
  • Avoid invasive specialist interventions and associated costs
  • Complications are reduced, providing safer and better care
  • Clinically proven and evaluated by NICE*

*National Institute of Clinical Excellence, United Kingdom

Key features

  • Purpose-designed and regulated medical device
  • FDA 510(k), CE-mark, ISO 13485:2016
  • Integrated hydrophilic Nitinol guidewire
  • 100% Silicone 3-way Foley Catheter 16F
  • The UCD-guidewire is removed after successful catheter placement
  • suitable for bladder irrigation if required
  • Attached plug to close off guidewire (irrigation) channel
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  • Use UCD® with confidence

User Feedback

Real world feedback

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— Urology Nurse Specialist

— Urology Junior Doctor
— Urology Nurse Specialist
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