Continent Ostomy Management Device

Pranav Chopra

Crimson Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
pchopra@crimsonhealthcare.in

Peter Thier

Ximedica, Providence
PThier@Ximedica.com

The Problem:

People suffering from colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases and other intestinal pathologies undergo surgeries that result in an ostomy, wherein the intestine is cut and the end(s) are brought out through an opening on the abdomen called a stoma. The global prevalence of ostomy is nearly 2 million, and the yearly incidence is several hundred thousand. Continence is lost, and the stool comes out through this stoma into a disposable bag (replaced every 3-5 days) attached to the abdomen. The quality of life for these patients is severely compromised not only due to the medical condition, but also due to the social stigma attached to it.

The Solution:

The project aims the development of SphinX - a novel ostomy management system that provides a safe, secure, discreet, accessory-free and cost-effective solution for colostomates and ileostomates. The soft, pliable and insertable SphinX port is replaced every 29 days, and does not need supporting accessories such as adhesives, belts etc. It also eliminates bag-associated skin excoriations. SphinX will improve the patient's overall quality of life and provide them confidence in performing day-to-day activities while eliminating all complications caused by current products.