Hydrophilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet

  • US 6,409,717 B1
  • Filed: 03/21/1997
  • Issued: 06/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wetting apparatus for wetting a hydrophilic urinary catheter prior to use comprising:

  • a wetting receptacle which defines a wetting fluid receiving area, a urinary catheter having a hydrophilic outer surface on at least an insertable length of the catheter arranged in said receptacle, and a wetting fluid container having a discharge outlet movable from a closed position to an open position on application of a predetermined condition thereto to enable the wetting fluid to be discharged from the wetting fluid container, wherein;

    the wetting fluid container is integrated with the wetting receptacle;

    at least the discharge outlet of the wetting fluid container is disposed within the bounds of the wetting receptacle;

    the discharge outlet of the wetting fluid container is in fluid communication with the wetting fluid receiving area; and

    an application of the predetermined condition to the discharge outlet of the wetting fluid container enables the wetting fluid to be discharged into the wetting fluid receiving area and, thereby, to wet the at least insertable length of the hydrophilic urinary catheter.

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