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Edison Nation Medical Seeks Product Innovations to Reduce the Incidence of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Date:7/15/2014

ore resistant to common antibiotics and can be harder to treat than other UTIs.  Complications from Catheter-Associated UTIs cause discomfort to the patient, prolonged hospital stay, increased cost and mortality.  More than 13,000 deaths annually are associated with UTIs.  Estimates of the  total cost in the United States ranges from $400-500 million annually.

Robert Grajewski, president of Edison Nation Medical, stated "Catheter-Associated UTIs are one of the biggest preventable acute-care sources of infection.  We believe great solutions are in the minds of people around the world and our goal is find those disruptive healthcare ideas to both improve patient safety and reduce costs." 

Joining Edison Nation Medical is free.  Ideas submitted to the organization's confidential and secure online portal cost only $25 to submit and are vetted through an in-depth review process led by a team of medical, product development and legal experts. The end goal is to commercialize each qualified product idea and, when Edison Nation Medical is successful, licensing royalties are shared with the submitting inventor(s).

Inventors are encouraged to submit everything from a back-of-the-envelope sketch to patented and prototype ideas to currently commercialized products looking to scale.

For more information and to submit an idea, go to www.EdisonNationMedical.com/UTI

About Edison Nation Medical:

Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation portal with deep expertise in open innovation, product development, and healthcare. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System (the second largest public health system in '/>"/>

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