The storybehind the IUB™

OCON Healthcare has its roots in the summer of 2008 when Dr. Ilan Baram, MD, had a serendipitous idea that ball-shaped IUDs would solve the problem of malposition – a situation where the standard T-shaped IUD shifts and turns inside the uterus and which is difficult to detect on ultrasound. Malposition could also be a possible cause for pain and excess bleeding.

Dr. Baram, a senior gynecologist who focuses on contraception at his clinics immediately started working on finding a solution to the problem: how to pass a ball-shaped IUD through the cervical canal which is only a few millimeters in diameter. 

This ‘magic’ was eventually enabled by a material with unique elastic properties called Nitinol, a metal alloy used extensively in medical implants such as coronary stents which can be ‘programmed’ to retain a certain shape.

"When OCON was established in early 2011 we chose Nitinol for the IUB™’s frame core and went on to design the gentlest shape to minimize risks and endometrial irritation." Dr. Ilan Baram, Inventor of the IUB™

Since then we have developed additional IUB™ variants to provide a better fit to all women seeking high quality long acting reversible contraception and are involved in developing novel women’s health products based on our proprietary frame.

IUB, SCu300A MINI, SCu300B MIDI, SCu300C MAXI, OCON and the OCON and IUB logos are trademarks of OCON Medical Ltd.
Ballerine and Sphera are registered trademarks of OCON Medical Ltd.
OCON products are not yet approved for sale in the United States. IUB Ballerine MAXI (previously SCu300C MAXI): CE mark pending. Copyright OCON Medical Ltd., d/b/a OCON Healthcare.