AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Caldera Medical and IVUmed today announced their partnership to
eradicate the incapacitation and suffering of women with Stress Urinary
Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
Caldera Medical, a medical device company, develops differentiated
surgical implants for the treatment of SUI and POP. “Millions of women
in poverty-stricken countries are incapacitated by incontinence and/or
prolapse and are not receiving the care they need,” stated Bryon L.
Merade, Chairman and CEO, Caldera Medical, adding, “teaming up with
IVUmed to eliminate the suffering of women with SUI and POP will enable
us to fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life for women.”
“Caldera Medical is a great partner and this partnership reflects our
desire to collaborate with companies that share our vision of making
quality urological care available to people worldwide. This partnership
underscores our commitment to Teach One, Reach Many and the impact that
each of our volunteers and donors has on the world,” said Dr. Kurt
McCammon, Chief Medical Officer, IVUMed.
IVUmed will coordinate humanitarian trip logistics and workshops to
train local surgeons with support from Societe Internationale d’Urologie
(SIU). Caldera Medical will sponsor skilled American surgeons to provide
the best available treatment to underprivileged women. In addition,
Caldera Medical will donate surgical implants and provide reusable
introducers during humanitarian trips. The partnership has been formed
to work together in alleviating one million women suffering from SUI and
POP by 2025.
About Women’s Health Initiative and Caldera Medical
Caldera Medical recently launched Women’s Health Initiative to partner
with leading surgeons to advance education and provide humanitarian aid
while delivering care to impoverished women suffering from SUI and POP
regardless of their ability to pay. The initiative specifically involves
dispatching teams of surgeons to underprivileged areas to treat patients
and to provide proper training to local physicians.
Caldera Medical’s product lines include Desara® Sling System
for the treatment of SUI and Vertessa® Lite for use in
abdominal sacrocolpopexy procedures for the treatment of POP. Caldera
Medical is a privately held company located in Agoura Hills, California.
For more information, visit Caldera Medical at http://www.calderawhi.com
IVUmed works to make quality healthcare more accessible in resource-poor
areas of the world. IVUmed builds self-reliant surgical teaching
programs capable of meeting the needs of their communities. By providing
expert surgical training to physicians and nurses throughout the world,
women in need of care will not have to live for years with debilitating
conditions that threaten their economic and overall well-being. IVUmed
trains healthcare providers in surgical process and specific urological
procedures. Volunteer experts teach procedures as they treat patients.
As the local surgeons gain experience, they serve patients, and they
teach their peers. IVUmed volunteers return to teach more advanced
procedures. The cycle continues until each country has the ability to
care for complex cases.
IVUmed’s women’s health program focuses on female urology, with an
emphasis on incontinence. Treating incontinence is one of the most
important steps in returning women to safe, productive lives. For more
information, visit IVUmed at http://www.ivumed.org.