The Bactiguard Infection Protection (BIP) Foley Catheter is an indwelling urinary catheter with Bactiguard coating which is proven to significantly reduce symptomatic urinary tract infections.
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) account for a large proportion of healthcare associated infections.These infections can result in serious complications such as urosepsis, which lead to patient suffering as well as increased mortality and healthcare costs.The surfaces of catheters attract microbes, which colonize it and may develop biofilm. CAUTI occurs when there is an immune response to microbes in the urethra or bladder. Microbes in biofilm are much more resistant to antibiotics and patient immune systems, than microbes not forming biofilm. The BIP Foley catheters reduce the risk of CAUTI by reducing microbial adhesion and biofilm formation. BIP Foley is primarily intended for patients catharized for longer than two days. The product is well proven; more than 100.000 patients have been included in clinical trials, and more than 170 million catheters have been used.