Since
2016
The Netherlands
Devices for treatment
TRL 9

Challenge

Current knotted setons used in perianal fistula drainage cause pain and discomfort for patients, leading to complications requiring additional treatment. This is all the more important for people with cryptoglandular fistulae, and particularly those suffering from Crohn’s disease (perianal fistulae), whereby almost half need setons on a semi-permanent basis. Patients returning for treatment due to complications can incur a significant cost to the healthcare system.

Opportunity

Solution

Superseton is a smooth, simple and secure solution that prevents unnecessary irritation and discomfort for patients. It features an innovative closure that is secure and flexible, and can be applied manually in seconds with the patented disposable applicator. While the ingenious design offers numerous benefits, it still fits seamlessly with established practice.

Status

  • IP Protected, CE Class IIA (to be improved to IIB)
  • Smooth, Simple, Secure Solution and smart to apply
  • Clinically validated
  • First products currently being delivered to physicians
  • Reputed expert team available for further product development
  • Originating from the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center
  • Plug & Play Add-on product for existing coloproctology or surgical product portfolio.
  • SuperSeton obtained CE mark in Q4 2018. Subsequently, the product has been launched at a key European Coloproctology seminar in January. The first products are currently being sold, with the first repeat sales already achieved.

Meet the team

Tim-Horeman-

Tim Horeman

Inventor

Willem-Nerkens-

Willem Nerkens

CTO

Ernst zw

Ernst Elhorst

CEO of SuperSeton

Taco (2)

Taco van der Feltz

NLC Venture Partner

A highly international and networked entrepreneur trained as Medical Doctor and Medical Biologist, he is a visionary strategist conversant within and across disciplines. As Venture Partner, his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.