The IUB™ is the first and only three dimensional spherical IUD. It is also the only IUD that takes full advantage of shape memory alloys (SMA), a group of metals that have unique elastic characteristics. The use of SMA allows the IUB™ to better adapt to the uterine cavity. It also has the capability to reduce complications that are every so often encountered with IUD use.
When deployed into the uterine cavity, the IUB™ turns away from the fundus, maintains a diameter larger than the cervical canal and has superior flexibility and minimal tissue protrusion compared to current devices. These characteristics are expected to reduce the rate of complications and side effects.
In addition to these benefits, no special clinician training is required to start using the IUB™. The IUB™ shares the same indications with current IUDs and is positioned to be highly competitive with quality IUDs.
The IUB™ is a platform that will be used to create a line of products. The copper SCu300A IUB™ will be first introduced. Additional products in development are the SCu380A IUB™ as well as drug and hormone eluting versions of the IUB™.
The SCu300A IUB™ is in clinical trials and is expected to be available in select locations in early 2013.Contact OCON for more information.