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Vaginal Arco-ColpoSuspension Device for the treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women

Project description

Pain-free, long-lasting solution to SUI

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) refers to the involuntary leakage of urine. It is a condition that causes embarrassment to sufferers, leading to isolation, depression and serious limitations in work and social life. The EU-funded VACS-D project is set to disrupt existing treatment options by not only lowering the costs of healthcare, making it more accessible to a larger part of the population, but also by providing a pain-free and long-lasting solution to SUI that will increase the quality of life as the world population's age increases. The device enables surgeons to perform a minimally invasive procedure via the vagina, with only a single incision and with no need for an artificial implant (mesh), relying instead on native tissue repair.

Objective

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), referring to the involuntary leakage of urine, is a disease that causes embarrassment to sufferers that can lead to isolation, depression, and limitations in working and social life, especially exercise and leisure activities. Our VACS-D will disrupt existing applications for treatment by not only lowering the costs of healthcare making it more accessible by a larger population but also provide a pain free and long-lasting solution that will also increase the quality of life as the world population age increases. VACS-D helps a major part of population – women- anywhere in the world. The women’s health is NOT just important for themselves but also from the sustained quality of motherhood as they raise the next generation.

This is a new device with a patent pending (PCT/tr2019/050048) device for the treatment of SUI in women with the power of changing their lives for the better as they age. VACS-D preserves the advantages while eliminating the disadvantages of two surgical methods that were considered the optimum approach in 1965 and 2000.The use of mesh was suspended in the UK in 2018 and in the USA after the reports of FDA in 2008 advising against their use. VACS-D facilitates a new surgical approach that will become the method of choice in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive clinical and surgical experience in both abdominal colposuspension and midurethral sling operations approaches to the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence. In 2018, the founder, gynecologist, and obstetrician Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür Yeniel formed a multidisciplinary team after recognizing the need for a new surgical approach.
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Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3

Funding Scheme

SME - SME instrument

Coordinator

SORANUS ARGE VE DANISMANLIK HIZMETLERI SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Net EU contribution
€ 683 375,00
Address
ERZENE MAH ANKARA CAD EGE UNIVERSITESI IDEEGE TEKNOLOJI GELISTRIM APT 172/62 BORNOVA
35040 IZMIR
Türkiye

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 976 250,00