OCON Medical Ltd of Modiin at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
Manufacturers

OCON Medical Ltd

15 Hashdera Hamerkazit, P.O. Box 552, 7171801 Modiin
Israel

Telephone +972 722 150105
Fax +972 722 150400
info@oconmed.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand G52

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.02  Universal medical commodities
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.02  Universal medical commodities
  • 05.02.23  Intra-unterine contraceptive devices, pessaries

Intra-unterine contraceptive devices, pessaries

Our products

Product category: Universal medical commodities, Intra-unterine contraceptive devices, pessaries

The next generation IUD: IUB™ - Intrauterine Ball

Hormone free contraception for 5 years

The IUB™ copper pearls are a birth control method that requires no hormones and is effective for up to 5 years. The IUB™ works along the same principle as other intrauterine devices and prevents pregnancy locally - within the uterus. The contraceptive effect comes mainly from the copper.

The IUB™ copper pearls consist of a special shape memory alloy, which has been successfully used in medicine for a long time, e.g. in implants and stents. Several copper pearls are strung on a uterus friendly frame, coated with polymer.

The uterus friendly IUB

Once the flexible IUB™ frame is released from the insertion tube in the uterus it remembers its 3-dimensional past and coils into a round and smooth shape without sharp edges and corners.

Attached to one end of the frame are two removal strings that serve to remove the IUB™.

The use of the shape memory alloy Nitinol as carrier material in an intrauterine contraception device is unique. For many years this alloy has been successfully used in medical implants.

The IUB™ lasts for up to 5 years.

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About us

Company details

OUR MISSION

To introduce innovative and cost effective  quality intrauterine technology that will improve the health and quality of life of our customers.

OUR STORY

OCON Medical 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 most gentle shape to minimize risks and endometrial irritation. 

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.

OCON Medical is backed by Pontifax, RMI , Docor International, E. Burke Ross and Geddes Parsons - some of the world’s leading life sciences venture partners and private investors.

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