Third Frontier Grant Funds Incontinence Treatment

Third Frontier Grant Funds Incontinence Treatment

An Ohio Third Frontier grant will help Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers refine a new nonsurgical treatment option for stress urinary incontinence—a condition that affects 15 million women in the United States.

A research team led by Firouz Daneshgari, MD, the Lester Persky, MD, Professor in Urology, chair of the Department of Urology and director of the University Hospitals Urology Institute, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Proxy Biomedical, has developed a collagen-based product that can reduce stress urinary incontinence by repairing a weakened pubo-urethral ligament.

The grant will help the researchers test the product in preclinical trials, as well as further develop and improve the manufacturing process.