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Novel Device for Improving Ostomy Skin Condition

Project description

Protecting the skin in ostomy patients

Every year, thousands of people have ostomy surgery. Skin complications are frequent in ostomy patients. In fact, 40 % of ileostomy and urostomy patients suffer skin complications. The Ostoform company from the University of Limerick has a unique experience in using patented technologies to improve skin health for ostomate patients. Ostoform Seal is a product that combines the use of absorbent and non-absorbent materials to impede contact between acids and skin. The product reduces costs as it diminishes the frequency of change of ostomy bags and visits to clinics. Tests have revealed a 45 % reduction in skin complications. The EU-funded OSTOFORM project will create a complete industrial line to bring the product to market.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 285 060,88
Block A Marlinstown Office Park
N91 W5NN Mullingar Co Westmeath

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Mid-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 550 740,37