I-STOP Non-Stretch Tape for female Stress Urinary Incontinence
1998 The first Gynecare tape was sold in Europe by Vincent Goria.
1999-2000 The first reports of erosion arising from tape deformation were reported.
2000Vincent Goria watched the removal of a tape that had deformed into a thin “rope”.
2001 Vincent Goria and a Mechanical Engineer studied the Ulmsten Integral Theory to draw up specifications for a tape capable of resisting the force vectors described. A technical weaver with 30 years of experience designed the weave. CL Medical was formed to produce the I-STOP tape
2002 The first I-STOP tapes were implanted and in 2005 a paper was published in European Urology covering 604 patients reporting less retention, dysuria and also less De Novo urgency
This well proven tape has for many years been available for standard Retropubic, TOT in-out, TOT out-in, procedures and more recently in the single incision MINI-STOP kit which contains botha retropubic shaped needle and a pair of helical needles, so catering for all surgical preferences.
I-STOP has been on the market for 15 years
I-STOP leads the French market because fewer complications occur.
Comments on tape characteristics in a recent paper by Willy Davila, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Q Why is I-STOP available only in white?
A CL-Medical has not found and does not believe that there is a suitable dye for polypropylene that has been tested and certified as safe for long-term implantation. While there is no suggestion that coloured tapes are unsafe, CL-Medical will only use materials that are properly certified.