Sharklet Foley Catheter
Sharklet uses micropattern alone – no chemicals – to prevent bacterial colonization and migration on tube surfaces.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common device-associated infection and can result in serious medical consequences.
We studied the efficacy of a novel microscopic physical surface modification (Sharklet) for preventing bacterial colonization and migration of uropathogenic Escherichia coli on silicone elastomer.
A Sharklet foley catheter uses the Sharklet micropattern on the exterior of the tube to prevent bacterial colonization and migration of uropathogenic Escherichia coli on silicone elastomer and may reduce CAUTIs.
Sharklet has partnered with Cook Medical to produce the Sharklet Foley Catheter, a device that uses the micropattern protection of Sharklet instead of chemical technology.
Posters and Peer-Reviewed Research Articles:
Micropatterned Surfaces for Reducing the Risk of Cathether-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: An In Vitro Study on the Effect of Sharklet Micropatterned Surfaces to Inhibit Bacterial Colonization and Migration of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli
Micro-patterned surfaces for reducing bacterial migration associated with catheter-associated urinary tract infection