FARCO. QUALITY FROM EXPERIENCE

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 has long been a successful and proven lubricant based on cellulose. With its proven supporting local anesthetic and disinfecting properties, it is suitable for nearly all urological indications. The lubricant adheres well to the mucous membrane and has outstanding and long-lasting lubricating properties that prevent it from quickly drying out or drying onto the mucosa. At the same time, it leaves instrument lenses with a clear view; it is also water soluble and free of lipids and latex.

The application system for Instillagel® Almed is a sterile, sterile-packed, and ready-to-use syringe. This enables easy handling and ensures direct instillation of the lubricant into the urethra. The uniform and complete coating of the urethra with Instillagel® Almed significantly reduces the friction between the inserted instrument and the urethra. This largely eliminates any injuries to the delicate mucous membrane and subsequent narrowing of the urethra. In addition, its local anesthetic provides the patient with an almost pain-free, more relaxed experience during examinations and procedures. At the same time, the clinically proven antiseptic effect of Instillagel® Almed provides the additional benefit of eliminating any existing bacteria, considerably reducing the risk of infection.

Packsizes
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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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 0123

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 0481

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

 

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Farco-fill® Protect

Sterile solution for blocking indwelling catheters

The medical device Farco-fill® Protect provides an innovative and sterile solution for inflating balloon catheters in the urinary bladder. The solution for catheter inflation is available in sterile ready-to-use syringes. Farco-fill® Protect contains the additive triclosan.

Pack sizes
10 ×10 mL

CE 0123

Manufacturer
FARCO-PHARMA GmbH
Gereonsmühlengasse 1-11
50670 Cologne
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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Instillamed®

Instillation therapy for temporary replacement of the GAG layer in chronic and interstitial cystitis

Instillamed® is an innovative medical device from FARCO-PHARMA in the field of instillation therapy for temporary replacement and restoration of the damaged protective lining (GAG layer) on the bladder epithelium in chronic and interstitial cystitis. Instillamed® contains two natural active ingredients, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, and provides dual-component protection for the bladder wall.

The two components, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, are natural components of the GAG layer. The components of the GAG layer that have been lost in an inflammatory process can be restored by substitution with Instillamed®. This enables intensive regeneration of the protective layer of the bladder.

The application of Instillamed® also inhibits the deposition of bacteria or immune complexes on the bladder wall. Instillamed® thus restores the protective function of the bladder wall, reducing the risk of reinfection. At the same time, hyaluronic acid increases the elasticity of the tissue, which addresses the essential, causative factors of chronic cystitis. The regeneration of the GAG layer results in alleviation of symptoms and better quality of life for patients.

Sterile, ready-to-use syringe and safety adapter are easy to handle

In order to enable Instillamed® to take full effect, the solution is supplied in a sterile, ready-to-use syringe with an enclosed safety adapter and instilled directly into the urinary bladder with a catheter. The sterile hyaluronic acid/chondroitin sulfate solution is slightly viscous and its consistency enables the instilled liquid to optimally adhere to the bladder wall where it is able to take effect during a minimum exposure time of 30 minutes. The missing hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate components are replaced during the exposure time to Instillamed®. The longer Instillamed® can be left in the bladder, the more effective the regeneration of the inner protective lining is.

Pack size
1 × 50 mL

CE 0297

Manufacturer
BioScience GmbH
Walsmühler Str. 18
19073 Dümmer
Germany

 

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Your contact person in field service:

Silvia Wyss
Product Specialist Urology/Gynecology

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