Problem 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 The SuperSeton can be used in the general population for cryptoglandular fistulae as a result of an infection or trauma, and at a higher rate within those affected by Crohn’s disease. A conservative estimate for those needing setons in Western countries is 520,000 patients p.a. (potentially > 1 million cases p.a. worldwide – these are incidence cases only, not counting prevalent replacement cases).
Solution The SuperSeton is a closed-loop silicon wire that is inserted and locked together at the ends to form a smooth ring and super secure closure within seconds. The absence of the knot in the SuperSeton results in a reduction of pain and lowered risk of complications for the patients.
Additionally, an innovative application device ensures that the ends of the novel seton can be manually pushed together in a matter of seconds, reducing surgeon’s operation time and effort, securing a safe connection.
Status Originating from the Amsterdam Medical Centre, SuperSeton is a clinically validated solution for cryptoglandular and patients suffering from Crohn’s disease, offering a safe secure and smart solution compared to standard of care. This Plug&Play add-on fits nicely into existing Coloproctology and Surgical product portfolio’s and the SuperSeton Expert team currently seeks an alliance with a corporate partner able to introduce the Superseton on the worldwide market.