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Vacuum Medical Device for Safe and Gentle Cervix Grasping Gynecological Applications

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Project "ASPIVIX" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2018-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASPIVIX SA CH (LAUSANNE) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

For years, gynecologist practices related to Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) insertions, curettage and several other common indications, have featured poor care and low attention to female patients.
The use of the Tenaculum, grasping and pulling on the cervix, inside the vaginal cavity, proved to be painful and traumatic for 84% of the women, and eventually to trigger lesions and bleeding in 29% of the patients, as well as cross-contamination in 5-10% of the women. These disadvantages refrain the use of IUCD contraceptive which exacerbates the unintended pregnancies, sized yearly in 85 mills and representing billions of euros in social costs worldwide. In response, we have developed Aspivix, a new disruptive gynecological device that reduces the pain and eradicates the bleeding during the exploration procedure. Our patented device will replace the Tenaculum forceps, unchanged for over 100 years, to provide gynecologists an easy-to-use device where gentle and firm cervix uterus grasping and traction is needed. Thus, our device will facilitate the adoption of IUCD, which could avoid up to 8% of unintended pregnancies and reduce derived social costs. Besides, Aspivix is intended for a single use which prevents the risk of contamination and cross-infection. Overall, Aspivix has the potential to shorten the intervention procedure (2 steps instead 7), which will represent for the physician a 28% economic benefit. As result, Aspivix will fulfill the needs of more than 64 M of women worldwide/year, a market that is projected to grow at a CAGR2016-2021 of ~6.5% due to the high demand of IUCD insertions and is valued in more than €350M. In this way, thanks to the sales of 22M units in the European, Asian and North American Markets after 5-years, Aspivix will generate cumulative revenues of nearly €80 M and, considering the total investment of €3.6M, a return of investment (ROI) of €8.3 per euro invested.

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