Seven years of Caya® Diaphragm – a success story

(Mörfelden-Walldorf, 09.04.2020)
On April 9, 2013, the first Caya® diaphragm was delivered to the Engel Apotheke in Fulda. Since then, in seven years, several hundred thousand women worldwide have chosen the Caya® Diaphragm for safe, simple and above all hormone-free contraception.

Where does this success come from?
The annual Caya® user surveys show a current trend:

More and more women want to use hormone-free and safe contraception without side effects – and only when it is necessary. The majority of women who decide to use hormone-free contraception have taken the “Pill” or used another hormonal method of contraception before.

The trend is away from hormonal contraception and towards self-determined methods that are easy to reverse if there is the desire to have children. This view applies to sexually active women at different stages of life and at different ages. But in poorer countries with more difficult conditions in terms of medical care, this development can be observed, too.

Beginning of the development
The PATH Foundation, based in Seattle, USA, developed the novel diaphragm from 1996-2011. The following aspects should be decisive in this process:

– a single size for the majority of women
– polymer spring instead of metal (patented)
– anatomical form
– silicone instead of latex

PATH has been developing medical technology for family planning, vaccines and other health protection improvements for over 35 years. Since 2010 KESSEL medintim GmbH has been a contractual partner of the PATH Foundation, which ultimately led to the cooperation and market launch of the Caya® diaphragm.

Milestones in development
2013 CE certification as medical device
2014 FDA approval for USA
2014 Canadian Health Approval
2015 TGA approval Australia
2016 Registration and distribution in Morocco
2019 Registration and distribution in Niger (Sahel)
2019 Registration in Nigeria completed
2020 MDSAP qualification including ANVISA Brazil
2020 Registrations in Central and South America
2020 Registration and distribution in Benin (West Africa)

An overview of all countries and sales partners can be found at www.caya.eu.

Distribution in Czech Republic

As a certified manufacturer, we are happy to work with the most qualified partners when selling our products.

In the Czech Republic we have been cooperating for many years with Mrs. Jana Musialková Muroňová from the company ForLady Pharma for the distribution of the gynaecological product line and with Mr. Jakub Fridrich from the company Falconik for the andrological product line.

We look forward to continuing this cooperation successfully in the future.

 

Best regards,
Kessel medintim GmbH

Singa®: distribution of the new diaphragm

KESSEL medintim GmbH is preparing the distribution of the new Singa® diaphragm. The registration documents have been submitted since the end of June 2019. According to current information, the first Singa® diaphragms could be delivered in February 2020.

Important note: As soon as the Singa® diaphragm is available, it will be announced at www.medintim.de. Please refrain from previous telephone enquiries. It is possible to be placed on an information waiting list by e-mail: Prospective customers may write a short e-mail to service@medintim.de.

 

What’s new about the Singa® Diaphragm?

The Singa® diaphragm is named after the inventor of the diaphragm Johann Wilhelm Mensinga (1836 – 1910), a pioneer of modern contraception. In 1881, Dr. Mensinga developed the world’s first diaphragm in the form of a round rubber cap and recommended it for birth control.

The Singa® diaphragm will be round in its traditional form and provided with a membrane. The available sizes also correspond to the classic diaphragm: 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm and 90mm outer diameter.

New features of the Singa® diaphragm will be the material and the spring washer: In conventional diaphragms, the spring was made of metal (spiral spring and/or flat band spring), coated with latex or silicone.

The Singa® diaphragm, like the Caya® contoured diaphragm, will have a polymer (Nylon®) spring washer that has better properties than metal springs and is also lighter. The Singa® diaphragm is also color-coded to match the Caya® contoured diaphragm, as shown in the picture.

The Singa® diaphragm is based on the technology and manufacturing experience of the Caya® contoured diaphragm. This anatomically and ergonomically shaped diaphragm was launched by KESSEL medintim GmbH in April 2013. Over 200,000 women have opted for it to date.

 

Why a round, traditional diaphragm continues to be necessary

The Caya® diaphragm is suitable for a good 87% of all women. However, the remaining 13% require a different diaphragm for anatomical reasons in order to be able to use contraception safely.

The Singa® diaphragm will therefore be of interest to the following women:

– Women who need a smaller diaphragm than the Caya® Diaphragm (60mm diameter)

– Women who need a larger diaphragm than the Caya® diaphragm (85mm and 90mm diameter). These are women who may already have had several vaginal deliveries.

– Women who need a firmer spring tension than the Caya® diaphragm offers. The Singa® diaphragm has a slightly firmer spring tension and therefore sits more firmly in the upper vaginal vault than the Caya diaphragm.

As with all traditional diaphragms, the size of the Singa® diaphragm must be adjusted by a professional (gynaecologist, midwife, family planning clinic) before first use.

The Caya® contoured diaphragm will continue to be the most widely used diaphragm in the world. Further information can be found at www.caya.eu. With its seven sizes, the Singa® diaphragm gives all women the opportunity to use a diaphragm as the contraceptive method of their choice.

Do you have any questions? Write to us: service@medintim.de

 

Kind regards,

KESSEL medintim GmbH

 

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