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A Female Catheter Revolution

For decades, female catheters have remained pretty much the same. Until now.

We are proud of the innovation that will empower women to handle their everyday life in a whole new way. LoFric Elle is the world’s first intermittent female catheter – with an L-shaped handle.

LoFric Elle is a ready-to-use, single-use hydrophilic intermittent female catheter, where the container becomes a handle when connected to the catheter.

The ergonomic handle improves control, promotes better hygiene and increases dignity for more women living with self-catheterization. LoFric has a long history of improving both catheter function and design.

But this time it’s a real game-changer. This is nothing less than a revolution in the world of female catheterization.

A discreet companion

The appearance of a catheter matters, and many women prefer a catheter that doesn’t look like one. LoFric Elle has a non-medical design and fits discreetly in a pocket or handbag. It’s easy to carry and dispose of.

The angle changes everything

With LoFric Elle, women have control, visibility and distance from the toilet bowl thanks to the built-in handle. The handle also functions as an extension, allowing for a more upright position on the toilet, as well as many individually adapted gripping possibilities.

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Elle is for every woman

Women affected by bladder dysfunction often face gender-specific challenges. Besides the physical demands of female catheterization, women also experience more complications, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

LoFric Elle not only makes it possible for more women to self-catheterize, it also strengthens their confidence and provides independence. LoFric Elle is for every woman.

Distance means dignity

Thanks to the L-shaped ergonomic handle, more women will be able to manage their own catheterization instead of getting help from a caregiver. Being the one taking control, rather than having the situation control you, is liberating, restoring that feeling of dignity. If assistance is still necessary, the handle enables distance between the user and a caregiver during the catheterization.

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A balanced surface matters

Not all catheters are the same. There can be significant differences in quality and performance between catheters, especially when it comes to the coating.

The optimal catheter surface has a high osmolality, preferably the same as urine. This will keep the catheter tube surface in balance with the body and ensure a smooth and safe insertion and withdrawal.

LoFric has the highest osmolality of any female catheter on the market today.

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Sustainable Wellbeing for women 

LoFric catheters are designed to balance the well-being of people and planet. When designing LoFric Elle, we focused on minimizing our environmental footprint in the process:

  • Produced with 100% bio-based solvent
  • Produced using 100% renewable energy
  • The handle is 100% recyclable
  • Manufactured with 0% PVC for a smaller carbon footprint

In fact, a switch from a PVC or Polyurethane catheter to a LoFric POBE based catheter, like LoFric Elle, could decrease the carbon footprint by as much as 20kg CO2 every year4.

Learn more about sustainability at Wellspect

An award-winning female catheter

We believe that LoFric Elle represents a true revolution in catheterization for women, but don’t just take our word for it. Since LoFric Elle was launched it has received several awards for its innovative design.

iF Design Award

Winner of the iF Design Award 2020, in the category of Medicine/Health.

Red Dot Design Award

LoFric Elle was one of the Red Dot Design Award 2020 winners. Here’s what the award jury had to say about the award winning design: “LoFric Elle successfully combines a slim and discreet form with a user-centric design, which improves the handling of the device.”

 

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Request a free catheter sample pack today

To discover the power of Elle for yourself, you can request a pack of 5 LoFric Elle catheters today using the button below.

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How does sampling work?

It couldn't be easier to order your catheter sample pack:

  1. Fill in the form
  2. Our friendly customer care team will be in touch to confirm that you have an existing prescription for intermittent catheters
  3. We’ll ship your samples in plain, discreet packaging. Usually arriving in 3-5 days.
  4. If you like LoFric Elle, you can choose to have us deliver your full regular catheter order via

Wellspect Select or continue with your current provider

 
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Instructions for use

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References:

  1. Dunger et al. Acta Endocrinol., 1988.
  2. Wellspect test protocol 2019.
  3. Wellspect test protocol 2017.
  4. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Report 2021
    “Climate change impact comparison of catheter materials”.

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