Kendall gets US nod for silver-coated silicone catheter:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Kendall, a unit of Tyco Healthcare, has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for its DOVER silver Foley catheter and drainage system. The catheter is a 100% silicone, latex-free device with a proprietary anti-microbial silver-hydrogel coating. Historical clinical studies have shown that Foley catheters made from silicone are associated with less encrustation, urethral irritation and stricture than those made from latex, says the Mansfield, Massachusetts firm.