The Memokath-051 is a thermo-expandable, nickel-titanium shape memory alloy ureteric stent. Stents are used to ensure the patency of a blocked ureter, to allow the free flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 311

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 01 February 2018

Project Team

Project lead Liesl Millar

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External assessment group Newcastle & York Consortium
Manufacturers Pnn Medical A/S
Manufacturers of related technologies not included in scope Boston Scientific
Others Department of Health (DH)
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  National Institute for Health Research Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR)
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  NHS England (NHSE)
  University of Southern Denmark
Professional groups Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  British Society of Interventional Radiology
  Devices for Dignity
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  Medical Technology Group


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
18 December 2017 Resolution
17 November 2017 Committee meeting: 2
12 October 2017 - 09 November 2017 Draft guidance
22 September 2017 Committee meeting: 1
05 April 2017 Scope published
06 March 2017 Stakeholder registration opens

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