Farco. Quality From experience

Our sterile gels along with innovative instillation therapy solutions and solutions for catheter inflation meet the most stringent requirements around the world. And not just since yesterday. As early as the start of the 1960s a specific need in urology led to the development of a far-reaching idea: easing catheter procedures for patient and physician by pre-instilling a suitable gel into the urethra.

As the German market and competence leader for medical gels, FARCO has been synonymous with undisputed expertise ever since. Not just in urology but also in disciplines such as gynecology, proctology, gastroenterology, and anesthesiology, our products ensure high quality care for many thousands of patients.

Market leader – for lubricants in Switzerland and beyond

Practice oriented – as a result of systematic collaboration with medical disciplines

Premium – thanks to the pharmaceutical production standards of Made in Germany

Easy and safe – ergonomically adapted for easy and safe instillation and precise dosing

Sterile – gentle sterilization methods

 

Melisana AG has been a FARCO distributor in Switzerland for many years.

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Instillagel® Almed

Sterile lubricant with supporting local anaesthetic and disinfecting properties

Instillagel® Almed is a successful and proven cellulose-based lubricant with a long track record. It is used in urology for endourological procedures and diagnostic examinations in cases of diseases of the urethra and urinary bladder, for example, and is characterized by its supportive local anesthetic and disinfectant properties. The lubricant has good lubricating properties and facilitates the insertion of catheters and instruments into the urethra and urinary bladder. At the same time, it leaves instrument lenses with a clear view; it is also water soluble and free of lipids.

The application system for Instillagel® Almed is a sterile, sterile-packed, and single-use syringe. This enables easy handling and ensures direct instillation of the lubricant into the urethra. Coating the urethra with Instillagel® Almed reduces the friction between the inserted instrument and the urethra in order to prevent injuries to the delicate mucosa. Instillagel® Almed is suitable for less painful procedures for which the supportive local anesthetic property has a positive effect. The lubricant also has supportive disinfectant properties relevant for the pathogens found on the urothelium, which can prevent urinary tract infections.

Pack sizes

5 × 5 mL, 25 × 5 mL, 5 × 10 mL, 25 × 10 mL

CE 0123

Manufacturer
FARCO-PHARMA GmbH
Gereonsmühlengasse 1-11
50670 Cologne
Germany

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Endosgel®

Sterile lubricant with physiological conductivity and supportive disinfectant properties

Endosgel® is a sterile, cellulose-based lubricant with supportive disinfectant properties. It is used for facilitated insertion of catheters and instruments in the field of urology, particularly in the scope of endourological interventions, in connection with electro-coagulation and -resections, and for intermittent (self-)catheterization. Endosgel® features physiological conductivity (≈ 7 to 10 mS/cm) as well as supportive disinfectant properties with regard to pathogens found on the urothelium.

Endosgel® has good lubricating properties and facilitates the insertion of catheters and instruments into the urethra and urinary bladder, while at the same time leaving instrument lenses with a clear view. The gel is furthermore water soluble and free of lipids.

Endosgel® is provided as an application system in the form of a sterile, ready-to-use syringe. This enables easy handling and allows direct instillation of the lubricant into the urethra. The lining of the urethra with Endosgel® furthermore allows the friction between the instrument used and the urethra to be reduced, thereby preventing injuries to the greatest possible extent. At the same time, Endosgel® features supportive disinfectant properties with regard to pathogens found on the urothelium, which can prevent urinary tract infections.

Pack sizes
Endosgel® is available as an application system in the form of a sterile 6-mL or 11-mL ready-to-use syringe.

CE 0123

Manufacturer
FARCO-PHARMA GmbH
Gereonsmühlengasse 1-11
50670 Cologne
Germany

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lubricano®

The all-rounder among sterile lubricants – with no active ingredients

Lubricano® is a sterile, cellulose-based lubricant that contains no active ingredients. Due to its truly easy handling and sterility, Lubricano® is excellent for use in residential settings as well as medical practices and the operating theater.

Easy handling and above-average tolerability

The application system for Lubricano® is a sterile, ready-to-use syringe. Lubricano® is especially well suited to aid in the insertion of catheters and endoscopic instruments for transurethral, rectal, and vaginal examinations. Its above-average tolerability makes it ideal for application in patients with allergies and intolerances to certain active ingredients.

Pack sizes
10 × 10 mL

CE 0197

Manufacturer
FARCO-PHARMA GmbH
Gereonsmühlengasse 1-11
50670 Cologne
Germany

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instillagel®Hydro

Hydrogel for modern wound care of the urethra

InstillaGel® Hydro is used for moist wound care and to reduce scar formation in the urethra. It is suitable for all patients whose urethra has been put under intense strain as a result of procedures using instruments (e.g., cystoscopy, procedure to remove urethral stricture, or removal of a permanent catheter) and those who want to actively support the wound care process.

Therapeutic indications

After transurethral interventions such as

  • procedures with instruments
  • Cystoscopy
  • Dilation
  • Slitting
  • Catheterization

Advantages

  • Supports wound healing and can help reduce scar formation
  • Continuous gel film creates a physiological, stress-free, and cytoprotective environment, thus providing the ideal conditions for moist wound care
  • InstillaGel® Hydro with Dexpanthenol forms an even protective layer in the urethra, thereby creating optimum conditions for the regeneration of the damaged mucous membrane.

Pack sizes
10 × 11 mL

CE 0481

Manufacturer
HCS HealthCare Supply GmbH
Schwester-Zita-Weg 11
52080 Aachen
Germany

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Farco penis clamp

The sterile single-use clamp for temporary closure of the male urethra

The FARCO penis clamp is a practical and hygienic sterile and sterile-packed single-use product. The aid is attached to the coronal sulcus of the penis following instillation of a lubricant that contains an active ingredient (e.g., Instillagel® Almed or Endosgel®). It prevents the lubricant from draining out of the penis during the application time. Application of the FARCO penis clamp is intended to ensure complete lubricant coverage and optimal efficacy of the active ingredients contained in the lubricant, enabling an almost pain-free procedure for the patient.

Pack size
50 units

CE 0483

Manufacturer
ALPO Technik Medical
Products GmbH & Co. KG
ALPO-Str. 6
91275 Auerbach
Germany

 

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Farco-fill® Aqua-Glycerol

Sterile solution for blocking indwelling catheters

Farco-fill® Aqua-Glycerol is a sterile solution for catheter inflation that is the preferred solution for inflating indwelling catheters over longer periods. The use of Farco-fill® Aqua-Glycerol is especially recommended in chronically incontinent patients requiring cyclical catheter replacement about every four weeks.

Comfortable to use with a high degree of safety.

The solution for catheter inflation with purified water and glycerol is available in a sterile, sterile-packed, and ready-to-use 10-mL syringe and, thanks to its comfortable handling, is ideal for use by physicians and nursing staff in residential settings as well as medical practices and the operating theater. At the same time, it provides patients with an exceptionally high degree of safety.

Pack sizes
10 × 10 mL, 100 × 10 mL

CE 0123

Manufacturer
FARCO-PHARMA GmbH
Gereonsmühlengasse 1-11
50670 Cologne
Germany

 

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Your contact person in field service:

Silvia Wyss
Product Specialist Urology/Gynecology

E-Mail: silvia.wyss@farco-pharma.de