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Continence device wins prize

A continence device used exclusively in the UK has been recognised as one of the top medical products of the year.

The Association for Continence Advice selected the HydroSil Discreet Intermittent Catheter from 17 competing entries for its Look Good, Feel Good award announced at its annual conference in Glasgow.

The catheter is made of soft silicone and has a hydrophilic surface which makes it virtually friction-free when wetted with the sterile water packaged with each device.

Hugh McLeod, Rochester Medical's UK General Manager said: "This is a great honour and an endorsement that will help inform the public about the benefits of our technology; especially about how comfortable and gentle the HydroSil is to use."

The ACA makes its award depending on how easy, discreet and secure a device is to use, if it encourages social confidence in the user as well as its appearance, performance and innovation.

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