Wellspect HealthCare, formally known as Astra Tech, is a company that dates back to 1948. Since that time, they have grown across the globe and now carry a wide range of quality healthcare products, including urological supplies and LoFric catheter supplies.
LoFric Catheters Feature Urotonic Surface Technology
An example of Wellspect’s innovation and top-quality is their LoFric catheter. LoFric catheters, such as the popular LoFric Primo and LoFric Origo, are the only hydrophilic intermittent catheters on the market that are available with Urotonic Surface Technology™.
What is Urotonic Surface Technology™? This unique technology makes the surface of the catheter isotonic to urine, which means it helps reduce friction inside the urethra. In other words, because the salt content on the catheter’s surface is about the same as your urine, LoFric hydrophilic catheters stay slippery and smooth.
Once activated by water, this hydrophilic coating keeps the entire catheterization process comfortable and safe throughout insertion and withdrawal. That means you won’t need additional catheter lubricant. All you have to do is activate the surface coating with sterile water or the included water sachet.
LoFric Catheters and Product Options
LoFric catheters are available in a wide range of French size options and lengths. Additionally, you can choose from LoFric catheters with different types of discreet and easy-to-open packaging. Some options also include an attached urine collection bag, such as the popular Hydro-Kits.
Check out 180 Medical’s catheter showcase to view some of the LoFric catheters that 180 Medical carries, including LoFric Primo catheters, LoFric Hydro-Kits (LoFric closed system catheters), LoFric coudé catheters, LoFric straight catheters in male length and female length, and LoFric pediatric catheters.
Not sure which catheter would suit your best? Our Catheter Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have. Plus, we can help you navigate your product options by offering some free samples.
We welcome you to contact us. We’re ready to help provide you with the products that best suit your unique needs and improve your quality of life.
Some popular LoFric Catheter products include:
LoFric Male Hydro-Kit
LoFric Female Hydro-Kit
LoFric Pediatric Hydro-Kit
LoFric Female Length Primo Catheter
LoFric Male Length Catheter
LoFric Male Length Primo Catheter
LoFric Female Length Catheter
LoFric Primo Coude Catheter
LoFric Primo Pediatric Length Catheter
LoFric Tiemann Male Length Catheter
LoFric Tiemann Pediatric Catheter
What are LoFric Catheters Made Of?
Curious about the long-term safety of using LoFric brand catheters? Previously, the LoFric catheter range was made entirely from PVD. However, this meant using plasticizers (phthalates) and other potential carcinogens. Today, the entire LoFric product range is made with POBE (polyolefin-based elastomer), which is naturally free of PVC, phthalates, and natural rubber latex. So if you have concerns about the materials of your catheter, you may prefer LoFric for its latex-free POBE material, which is still flexible.
Additionally, according to the manufacturer, POBE results in a lower environmental strain. Wellspect works to make sure their products offer high levels of safety, optimal function for catheter users, and environmental performance.
POBE is already widely used in a range of medical devices such as blood collection products and IVs with documented safety. Many catheter users prefer POBE over PVC when given the choice.
LoFric Catheters and More Brands Available at 180 Medical
LoFric catheters by Wellspect come in various styles and options to fit your life, preferences, and needs. Activation of the hydrophilic coating is easy, making intermittent catheterization comfortable every time — even for long-term use.
Want to try a free sample or get more information? At 180 Medical, we proudly carry LoFric catheters and other high-quality catheter products from all the leading brands for our customers. We carry a wide variety of catheters to ensure that you have access to the products you prefer and want to use.
Whether you need coudé catheters, intermittent straight catheters, or closed system catheters, 180 Medical has what you need.
If you have any questions about the catheter brands we carry or about any of our available supplies, contact our catheter specialists. We’re ready to provide you with the resources and products you need along with the best customer service and compassionate support you deserve.