Stop leaking without stopping your life

An innovative endo-urethral sphincter
for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Benefits

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Restoring
continence

Our sphincter is able to completely restore urination control even in patients affected by severe stress urinary incontinence with high patient compliance and undoubted advantages over competitors

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Minimally
invasive

Our sphincter is placed by a traditional cystoscope in outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. The procedure requires only 15-30 minutes. The same procedure can be also used for the removal

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Easy
control

The patient controls the opening/closure of the sphincter by approaching for fews seconds an external small magnet in perianal zone

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Unisex
and invisible

Our sphincter is suitable for both male and female and is not visible outside the body

Product

Our technology is simple, highly innovative, effective, low-cost and acceptable from the patient viewpoint, with undoubted advantages over competitors. For the first time in this field, a unisex, minimally invasive endo-urethral magnetic device is proposed, which can be replaced in a simple manner and in an outpatient setting. The device is not visible outside of the body and is able to completely restore the urination control, even in patients suffering of severe stress urinary incontinence forms.

The sphincter is implanted and removed by urologist in outpatient setting under local anesthesia by using traditional tools. The procedure requires between 15-30 minutes. Once the sphincter is placed at the bladder neck, the patient can simply control the urination by approaching for few seconds a small external magnet in perianal area. In addition the sphincter is equipped by an automatic safety system that allows the opening of it above a threshold.
The proposed sphincter, based on a solution protected by 3 patents, benefits from an extremely simple and innovative design, without electronic components on board, being based on a magnetic activation. This will facilitate the certification phases and will maximize the acceptability and usability of the device even by patients with limited psychomotor skills.

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If you are a patient

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If you are a physician

Accomplishment

Description

About us

Relief srl was born in March 2019 and the headquarters are located in Pisa (Italy). The company's main objective is to become the Word leader in the field of artificial sphincters for the treatment of severe forms of urinary incontinence. The company expects to reach this target by proposing a patented, simple and highly innovative technology that is more effective, more acceptable from the patient viewpoint and at a lower price, with respect to the existing competitors. Our philosophy is to develop efficient and innovative products by keeping in the center of process the needs of patients and medical doctors and by improving considerable the quality of the life of people affected by urinary incontinence.

Gioia
Gioia Lucarini

Biomedical
Engineer Post-Doc

Chief Executive Officer

& Co-founder

Tom
Tommaso Mazzocchi

Biomedical
Engineer

Chief Technology Officer

& Co-founder

LeoM
Leonardo Marziale

Biomedical
Engineer

Chief Operating Officer

& Co-founder

LeroR
Leonardo Ricotti

Associate Professor in BioRobotics

Chief Scientific Officer

& Co-founder

Pinzi
Novello Pinzi

Urologist

Medical Advisor

& Co-founder