Behind The IUB®
Behind The IUB™
About the company
OCON Therapeutics has its roots in the summer of 2008 when Dr. Ilan Baram, MD, had a serendipitous idea that a ball-shaped IUD would solve the inherit problem of malposition and uterine wall perforations with the common T-shaped IUD (intra uterine devices) – standard T-shaped IUDs shift and turn inside the uterus which is difficult to detect with ultrasound. Malposition could also be a possible cause for pain and excess bleeding while perforations due to the pointy arms of the T-shape devices is an increased safety risk.
“When OCON was established in early 2011 we chose Nitinol for the IUB™ frame and went on to design the gentlest shape to minimize risks, increase safety and avoid endometrial irritation.” Dr. Ilan Baram, Inventor of the IUB®
This ‘magic’ was eventually enabled by a material with unique elastic properties called Nitinol, a metal alloy used extensively in medical implants such as coronary stents which can be ‘programmed’ to retain a certain shape.
Since then we have developed additional IUB® variants to provide a better fit to all women seeking high quality long acting reversible contraception. OCON is involved in developing novel women’s health products based on our proprietary frame.