ConvaTec has been granted EU authorisation for its Vitala Continence Control Device (CCD) to be utilised in conjunction with a convex skin barrier.
The medical technology firm was granted CE Mark accreditation for its non-invasive pouchless ostomy device to be used with convexity for up to 12 hours per day, providing temporary continence for people with an end colostomy.
Vitala CCD has already been launched in the Netherlands and Czech Republic and will be previewed to the UK healthcare industry at the forthcoming WCET Conference in September 2010.
Nino Pionati, president of global marketing and business development at ConvaTec, said the new product will cater to the needs of a significant number of patients.
"With this expanded indication, Vitala CCD will be able to give individuals with a colostomy the regained control, confidence and freedom this technology makes possible," added the ConvaTec representative.
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