-- FemCath® is the first intrauterine catheter that allows for selective evaluation of a fallopian tube with natural saline and air contrast --
-- FemCath is used in conjunction with Femasys’ FemVue® product as a baseline diagnostic test for infertility prior to therapeutic options like FemaSeed®, our insemination product recently approved in Canada --
ATLANTA, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Femasys Inc. (NASDAQ: FEMY), a biomedical company aiming to meet women's needs by developing a suite of products and product candidates that include minimally invasive, in-office technologies for reproductive health, today announced that Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, has granted product approval of FemCath®, the first intrauterine catheter that allows for selective evaluation of a fallopian tube with contrast. FemCath is used in conjunction with Femasys’ FemVue® device for an ultrasound-based diagnostic test as part of an infertility evaluation. Femasys’ diagnostic products are to be used prior to performing any infertility treatment, such as artificial insemination with Femasys’ FemaSeed® product, which was approved by Health Canada in April of this year.
“Our momentum in the North American market continues with approval of another Femasys product in Canada, allowing for expanded commercial opportunities,” stated Kathy Lee-Sepsick, Femasys’ founder, president and, chief executive officer. “Given blocked fallopian tubes are a silent infertility factor affecting one out of three infertile women, it is critical to assess the viability of each fallopian tube, which can be achieved utilizing FemCath with our FemVue product. This essential diagnostic evaluation is required prior to performing the FemaSeed procedure, where sperm is delivered directly to one or both of the viable fallopian tubes where conception occurs. With our additional programs advancing this year, Femasys will continue its mission to bring much-needed technologies to women’s healthcare and build out our novel commercial suite of products.”
FemCath utilizes Femasys’ proprietary delivery platform, which involves placement of balloon technology close to the opening of a selected fallopian tube for directed delivery of contrast. Femasys’ other biomedical solutions in development, FemaSeed and FemBloc®, utilize the same delivery platform for directed delivery of other materials. FemaSeed and FemBloc are not yet approved in the United States, but FemaSeed is already approved in Canada. In the case of FemaSeed, sperm is delivered directly to the tube where conception occurs and for FemBloc, a proprietary degradable biopolymer is delivered to both tubes for nonsurgical permanent birth control.
FemCath is the first FDA-cleared product that allows for selective evaluation of the fallopian tubes in conjunction with the FemVue device. The ultrasound-based diagnostic test is part of an infertility evaluation, which is essential prior to any infertility treatment, including with our other biomedical solution, FemaSeed, approved in Canada and in development in the U.S.
FemVue is the first FDA-cleared product that creates natural saline and air contrast and enables safe, reliable, and real-time evaluation of the fallopian tubes with ultrasound. When performed with a uterine cavity assessment, a more comprehensive exam can be achieved from the comfort of the GYN’s office.
FemaSeed is a first-of-its-kind infertility solution that is approved in Canada and in development in the U.S. for directional intrauterine insemination. FemaSeed delivers sperm to the fallopian tube where conception occurs. It is intended to augment natural fertilization and provide a first-line treatment option for infertility.
FemBloc is a first-of-its-kind, nonsurgical, in-office solution in development for permanent birth control. It is intended to be a safer option for women by eliminating the need for anesthesia, incisions, and permanent implants. FemBloc has the potential to offer women a convenient and reliable alternative method of permanent birth control.
Femasys Inc. is a biomedical company aiming to meet women's needs worldwide by developing a suite of products and product candidates that include minimally invasive, in-office technologies for reproductive health. Its two lead product candidates are FemBloc® permanent birth control and FemaSeed® localized directional insemination for infertility. The Company’s products currently marketed in the United States include FemVue® for fallopian tube assessment by ultrasound, which can be used in conjunction with FemCath®, an intrauterine catheter for selective evaluation of the fallopian tubes, and FemCerv®, an endocervical tissue sampler that is the first product of the technology platform for tissue sampling. To learn more, visit www.femasys.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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