SUNY Upstate Medical University is pleased to announce receipt of a $50,000 FuzeHub Manufacturing Grant on behalf of the CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) and their client, CathBuddy, Inc. in performance of CathBuddy, Inc’s Catheter and Insertion Aid Design for Manufacture project.
CathBuddy, Inc., led by CEO Souvik Paul, was a CNYBAC 2019 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) graduate and is now a client tenant. While participating in the MDIC program, CathBuddy, Inc. also won a FuzeHub Commercialization Competition Grant. The CathBuddy reusable urinary catheter technology provides a method for users to sterilize no-touch catheters between uses reducing their catheter supply costs and potentially improving user health The ultimate goal of CathBuddy, Inc.s patented technology is to improve long-term urinary health through the implementation of reusable smart catheters that can gather key bladder and urine diagnostics repeatedly on a daily basis, allowing physicians to make personalized recommendations for patients.
This project involves vetting manufacturers to complete design for manufacture efforts and production of manufacturing molds for the completion of verification and validation testing for CathBuddy, Inc’s FDA regulatory submission. Success in this project will directly translate to the allocation of annual manufacturing spend to NYS medical device manufacturers, increased CathBuddy, Inc. employment, and investment in manufacturing capital equipment. This project forms the foundation of in-state efforts to establish CathBuddy, Inc’s manufacturing capabilities in New York.