The first new technology for male b ladder c ontrol in 50 years
There are 4 million men in the United States that deal with b ladder c ontrol ( BC ) everyday.
There are over 12 diseases and diagnosis that can cause BC challenges for men, but our users share one very important need: they all want their lives to be long and fulfilling.
Demographics Current BC Methods References THE PROBLEM Statistics
Current methods for managing male incontinence are decades old and unsafe. Each method greatly increases risk of urinary tract infection and can be harmful to the skin and internal tissue.
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Increase hospital morbidity and mortality
even when used for as little as one day.
Risk injury to urinary tract and are identified as having the most costly complications
“ Catheter-associated urinary infections account for
about 40% of all Nosocomial Infections and increase the duration of hospital stays, the costs, and mortality.”
Hospital acquired catheter-associated UTI will no longer be reimbursed by Medicare: CMS 1533
Learn more about… THE PROBLEM Current BC Methods References: Kunin 1,2,3 , CMS 100-07 4 Demographics Current BC Methods References Statistics DIAPERS & PADS CONDOM CATHETERS
DIAPERS & PADS
Rapidly cause pressure sores by
trapping urine against the skin.
38% UTI rate
4-6 daily changes increase
labor and laundry costs
exponentially (by more than 200%).
Not reimbursable under Medicare and most private insurances
Uncomfortable smell and social isolation contribute to the stigma of incontinence
Learn more about… Current BC Methods THE PROBLEM References: CMS100-07 4 , Kernon 5 , Braden Score 6 , Leung 7 Demographics Current BC Methods References Statistics FOLEY CATHETERS CONDOM CATHETERS
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High condom catheter pop-off rates in
Difficult to fit retracted, small and
63% Catheter Associated UTI rate
References: Saint 8 , FDA 9 , Doughty 10 , Johnson 11 Demographics Current BC Methods References Statistics DIAPERS & PADS FOLEY CATHETERS
be aware Demographics THE PROBLEM The 4 million incontinent men in the U.S. suffer from one or more of these diagnoses. References: BioDerm Incontinent Male Population 15 Demographics Current BC Methods References Statistics
Catheter‐associated urinary infections account for about 40% of all infections acquired in the hospital.
38% of indwelling urinary catheters inserted in the hospital have no justifiable indication.
(In 2000) the total cost of UTI was $19.5 billion .
The estimated annual cost of nosocomial urinary tract infection in the United Sates ranges between $424 and $451 million
Catheter‐associated UTIs add an additional 90,000 hospital days per year.
Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) UTIs contribute to an additional 6500 deaths per year.
Effective October, 2008 , Medicare will no longer reimburse payors for the costs of treating catheter associated urinary tract infections acquired while in the hospital.
be aware Statistics THE PROBLEM References: Kunin 2 , CMS 4 , Munasinghe 12 , The-Wei 13 , Gokula 14 Demographics Current BC Methods References Statistics
WHAT IS LIBERTY?
Liberty is the first new method for male BC in over 50 years. The completely external design and gentle seal make it the safest, simplest solution for BC in the world.
Liberty is about a state of being!
Being dry and comfortable – all day, everyday.
Being free to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.
Being able to live an active lifestyle
Liberty gives men the opportunity to overcome BC challenges. With Liberty, men are victors, free to work, free to travel, free to play and free to live. Liberty is designed to make life easy.
Easy to get
Easy to use
Easy to fit into every man’s lifestyle
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be innovative THE SOLUTION Cost Analysis Cost of Product Cost of Complications When considering the costs of BC methods, it is important to note the cost of their complications. References: R. Kernon 5 , Newman 16 , Golgi 17 , Bejany 18 , NCHS 19 , Pajk 20 , Kumar 21 , Resnick 22 Cost Analysis Features & Benefits Coverage Testimonials References
LIBERTY IS COVERED UNDER THE FOLLOWING:
Most state Medicaids
Most private insurances
GSA Advantage (www.gsaadvantage.gov)
FOR MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT:
Medicare requires a Letter of Medical Necessity and Nurse’s (Progress) Note to be supplied before offering coverage of Liberty to their patients. It includes information about the patients’ diagnosis as well as why they are not medically eligible to use a condom catheter.
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“ I have ALS, and I didn’t think there was a bladder control device on the market that would enable me to have the quality of life I have with Liberty. Thank you!”
Gary in Colorado
“ Liberty is terrific. I can keep doing what I want to do, without having to worry about running to the bathroom or changing my clothes. It’s a Godsend.”
John in Arizona
“ Liberty saved my husband’s life.”
Mrs. B in Arizona
“ It was impossible for me to put on a condom catheter without a caregiver. Sometimes the condom catheter would kink. I generally had two pop offs a week. I wish I had tried it [Liberty] years ago when my doctor first recommended it.”
Greg in Florida
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be advanced THE COMPANY Company Values Mission Statement History Products Media Contact BASED out of Largo, Florida, BioDerm, Inc. is a locally owned and operated durable medical device manufacturer. BIODERM was founded in 1990 by Dr. Dennis Kay, a physician with extensive medical device industry experience. Before founding BioDerm, Dr. Kay provided consulting services to the senior management of several major medical device manufacturers, focused on product research and business development for incontinence, wound care, infection control and ostomy products. Dr. Kay invented the External Continence Device (ECD) for men, which was introduced in 1998. In 1999, NASA adopted the device for use during manned space flight missions. Subsequently, BioDerm has grown its family of products to include: CathGrip TM Tube Holder, BioPad TM Skin Adhesive Barrier Prep, and Liberty. WE have a talented team of hardworking persons, who are fueled by the dedication of our meaningful and worthwhile mission – creating products that adhere to the highest standards of quality and health.
BIODERM will strive to continually improve upon outdated methods of practice in healthcare, utilizing innovation and leading-edge technology to create medical devices that will improve patient outcomes, physically and financially.
Through consistent analysis of the stagnant areas of healthcare, BioDerm will always deliver on it’s pledge of finding and offering “a better way”.
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be advanced THE COMPANY Company Values Company Values Mission Statement History Products Media Contact UALITY We are inspired by the impact quality healthcare can make in the lives of the people we help. We focus on creating improved methods in healthcare products and ensuring the well-being of each person our products aid. NDERSTANDING We empathize with the challenges that patients face when managing activities of daily living and create products that help them overcome their challenges with comfort and dignity. XCELLENCE We continuously look for ways to exceed expectations in every facet of our performance. Our continued success is a direct result of the leadership each member of our team demonstrates. ERVICE We provide our customers and constituents with the highest level of respect at every interaction. We always keep in mind that quality service creates success. ECHNOLOGY We strive to make all of our products more innovative than any others on the market. By challenging industry standards, we challenge ourselves to maintain the leading-edge.
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The BioDerm CathGrip TM anchors a wide array of tubing. The tube locks allow repeated removal and replacement of tubing without trauma to the skin or the tube. Once locked in place, tubing will not shift or move. Fits 18-36 French size tubing.
be advanced ECD (EXTERNAL CONTINENCE DEVICE) The ECD utilizes the same hydrocolloid technology and innovative design as Li be rty . The ECD is sold in international markets, providing a safe solution for male bladder control the world over. BIOPAD TM The BioPad TM provides a safe, protective barrier film over the skin that is useful for wound protection, incontinence and peristomal care. The alcohol-free, skin-friendly formula is gentle and will not interfere with wound healing. THE COMPANY Products Company Values Mission Statement History Products Media Contact
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URINE CONTROL FOR MEN: THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR THE BEST HEALTH
By Marilyn Lou Webb, PhD, NP-BC, CCCN. SCI Life July/August, 2006
Dr. Webb discusses “the good, the bad, and the ugly” issues regarding male bladder control.
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A NEW OPTION FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MALE URINARY INCONTINENCE
By Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, FNP, CWOCN, FAAN. Extended Care Product News. September/October, 2003.
Doughty elaborates on the indications and contraindications of various methods for managing urinary incontinence.
THE BIODERM EXTERNAL CONTINENCE DEVICE: EVIDENCE & ASSESSMENT FOR USE
By Mandy Wells, British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 17, No. 9, 2008
Wells identifies demographics who could benefit most from BioDerm’s ECD (Liberty for international markets)
THE BIODERM EXTERNAL CONTINENCE DEVICE: EVIDENCE & ASSESSMENT FOR USE
By Sue Woodward, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. Vol.3, No. 12, December 2007
Woodward compares the advantages and disadvantages of BioDerm’s ECD (Liberty for international markets) with Condom Catheters
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ENGINEER WITH MS PERFORMS DEFENSE WORK FROM HOME Bill Cosner
Incontinence does not trump leading a fulfilling life, as exemplified by one Li be rty user.
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STOCK ARTICLES Home If you have questions or ideas for specific content, contact: Leslie Mattern Articles for Publication THE TOP 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT URINE CONTROL Dr. Dennis Kay A list of 15 hints that help people with bc challenges overcome and keep going. PDF or Word Document GERM WARFARE – HEALTHY HABITS TO DEFEAT UTI Dr. Dennis Kay Simple tips to avoid UTIs, plus bonus cranberry recipes ripe with UTI fighting power. PDF or Word Document MEN FIND FREEDOM WITH NEW BLADDER CONTROL PRODUCT Bill Cosner Li be rty was the solution for one man who didn’t want to be give up his hobbies. PDF or Word Document
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