US patent granted for flushable ostomy pouch:
This article was originally published in Clinica
BioProgress Technology International has received a US patent covering its flushable ostomy pouch. The product may be safely flushed down the toilet, where it biodegrades, claims the Atlanta, Georgia company. BioProgress says that the convenience, safety and affordability of the pouch will allow the company to win a significant share of the world market, which it estimates exceeds $1 billion annually.