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The iTind

iTind is a temporarily implanted nitinol device which delivers rapid relief from BPH symptoms through a minimally invasive treatment.

The iTind is inserted in a fast, straightforward procedure. The device is placed into the prostate where it expands and exerts localized ischemic pressure on the tissue. This pressure aims to reshape the tissue of the prostatic urethra and the bladder neck, creating three longitudinal channels through which urine can flow.

Patients are able to return home during the 5-7 day treatment, at the end of which the device is entirely removed.

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How Does iTind Work?

The iTind is placed in the prostatic urethra in a narrow, folded configuration under vision.

During the 5-7 day treatment, the device expands and exerts continuous pressure at the 5, 7 and 12 o’clock positions to remodel the prostatic urethra and the bladder neck.

After 5-7 days the device is completely removed, aiming to leave a wider opening through which urine can flow, and to relieve the symptoms of BPH.

Clinical Evidence 1

Clinical data demonstrate that the first generation TIND boasts a durability of three years, and powerful efficacy at 24 months is also demonstrated by the second-generation and commercially available iTind.

  • Rapid and Effective Symptomatic Relief 2,3,4
  • Lower Risk Profile Than More Invasive Procedures 2,3,4
  • Routinely Catheter Free Procedure 2,3,4
  • Preserves Sexual and Ejaculatory Function 2,3,4,5
  • No Permanent Implant Resulting From the Procedure 2,3,4
  • Straightforward Procedure

References

  1. 1.Company sponsored trials under the responsibility of Medi-Tate.
  2. 2.3-Year follow-up of temporary implantable nitinol device implantation for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction BJU Int. 2018 Jul;122(1):106-112. Porpiglia F, Fiori C, Bertolo R, et al.
  3. 3.Second-generation of temporary implantable nitinol device for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: results of a prospective, multicentre study at 1 year of follow-up. BJU Int. 2019 Jun;123(6):1061-1069. Porpiglia F, Fiori C, Amparore D, et al.
  4. 4.Second generation of temporary implantable nitinol device (iTind) in men with LUTS: 2 year results of the MT-02-study. World Journal of Urology, 2020 Mar. Kadner G, Valerio M, et al.
  5. 5.Functional, urinary and sexual outcomes after treatment with temporary implantable nitinol device (ITIND) in men with LUTS: 6 month interim results of the MT-06-study. abstract accepted by European Association of Urology (EAU) and American Urological Association (AUA) in Feb 2020. De Nunzio C, Cantiello, F. et al.

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