What is a Bulkamid procedure?
A telescope is inserted into the urethra (the tube from the bladder). Using this telescope a needle is inserted into the lining of the urethra, just below the bladder. First local anaesthetic is injected and then the Bulkamid. This narrows the urethra, reducing urine leakage.
What is Bulkamid injection?
Bulkamid is a thick, permanent gel used to treat women who have stress urinary incontinence due to weak pelvic floor (urethral sphincter) muscles. The Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System is a single-use kit that consists of sterile syringes filled with the Bulkamid gel, a rotatable sheath, and injection needles.
Is Bulkamid an implant?
Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System (i.e., “Bulkamid”) is a permanently implanted, non- resorbable, injectable, transparent, hydrogel for urethral bulking.
Who manufactures Bulkamid?
Axonics Modulation Technologies has acquired UK-based Contura and its lead product Bulkamid, a urethral bulking agent used in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The transaction includes a total consideration of $200m in cash and stock, along with a potential future milestone of $35m.
How long does Bulkamid take to work?
It usually takes an average of 1-2 treatments in women, and up to 4 in men, to achieve best results. After the first injection it is not uncommon for initial improvement to wear off and some incontinence to return. It may not be until after the second injection that a more durable result is achieved.
Who owns Bulkamid?
Axonics Modulation Technologies
Axonics Modulation Technologies has acquired UK-based Contura and its lead product Bulkamid, a urethral bulking agent used in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Where is Bulkamid injected?
Bulkamid is a urethral bulking agent, consisting of 97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide. Bulkamid is injected into the soft tissue of your urethra using a syringe.
Who makes Bulkamid?
Axonics (NSDQ: AXNX) announced today that it acquired Contura and its flagship Bulkamid product for up to $235 million. London-based Contura’s Bulkamid is a urethral bulking agent for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
How long is a Colposuspension operation?
The procedure usually takes within 40-60 minutes. At the end of the procedure a drain may be left in to collect any blood clot from the operation field and a bladder catheter is placed through the abdominal wall just above the incision.