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Hollister Introduces VaPro Touch-Free Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter


This week, Hollister Incorporated announced the availability of VaPro™, a touch-free hydrophilic intermittent catheter, along with the new Apogee IC™ intermittent catheter. These two new intermittent catheters build upon the existing Hollister Continence Care assortment of intermittent catheters.

Hollister offers several intermittent catheter options to provide the right balance of ease of use and protection.  While the Advance Plus and Advance Plus Pocket™ touch free intermittent catheter systems are great choices for those who prefer gel lubrication and a collection bag, the new VaPro touch-free hydrophilic intermittent catheter is a ready-to-use hydrophilic catheter with a protective tip and sleeve.

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The VaPro hydrophilic intermittent catheter uses pure catheter hydration technology to minimize the amount of water in the package while still providing a pre-hydrated catheter that is ready to use as soon as the package is opened.  The VaPro catheter is designed for easier insertion and withdrawal with a smooth hydrophilic coating and protective tip and sleeve to help keep bacteria away from the catheter.

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Also new to the market is the Apogee IC intermittent catheter, the first product in the new Apogee Essentials line of intermittent catheters.  Developed based on feedback from both healthcare providers and patients who are facing declining reimbursement rates [insurance coverage], the Apogee IC catheter will be the first product in a full line of more affordably-priced continence care products by Hollister.

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Living with a spinal cord injury or spina bifida can be a challenge. But the more you know about the different aspects of that challenge, the more prepared you’ll be to successfully address and overcome the challenge on your journey. Finding the right product can make all the difference in the world when it comes to maintaining a healthy, engaged lifestyle. And when you have questions about a product, it’s important to have easy access to the answers. That’s why Wheel:Life has shared this information with you today.

To request a sample of the VaPro or Apogee IC catheters, click here.

WARNING: To help reduce the potential for infection and/or other complications, do not reuse. If discomfort or any sign of trauma occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult your healthcare practitioner.

PRECAUTION: Please consult a medical professional before using this product if any of the following conditions are present: Severed urethra, unexplained urethral bleeding, pronounced stricture, false passage, urethritis – inflammation of the urethra, prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate gland, epididymitis – inflammation of the epididymis (testicle tube). Self-catheterization should follow the
plan of care and advice given by your healthcare practitioner and be carried out only in accordance with the instructions for use provided. Because catheterization frequency varies by person, the recommended frequency of your catheterization should be provided by your healthcare practitioner. For any other questions about your catheterization, please contact your healthcare practitioner. 

While Hollister is a leader in providing revolutionary new products for people who use catheters, they are also active financial supporters of the community they serve.  Hollister Incorporated is a proud sponsor of Wheel:Life programs and resources.

About Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is an independently owned global company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products, servicing over ninety countries. The company manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care, bowel management, and wound care, as well as educational support materials. Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for ninety years and is committed to improving a patient’s quality of life and adding value to healthcare worldwide.

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