‘Tinkleguard Ltd has grown from an idea which evolved from my personal experience of needing to collect a urine sample when my baby grandson was ill.’
Angela Davidson – Inventor
Unfortunately, the urine sample I was attempting to collect from my grandson became contaminated (when using the standard issue product) because he had an upset tummy. This resulted in an anxious wait to repeat the test and a delay in getting it back to the GP for testing for a suspected urinary tract infection. Academic and market research has confirmed a longstanding problem exists in this area.
‘Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common problem in childhood. Because of practical difficulties with collecting urine, samples are often not obtained. If the condition is not diagnosed, investigated and managed appropriately infants it may lead to renal scarring and other associated conditions.’
K. Kennedy et al. A survey of the management of urinary tract infection in children in primary care and comparison with the NICE guidelines. BMC Fam Pract. 2010; 11: 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-11-6
Tinkleguard Ltd are delighted to be working with partners within a local NHS trust to develop our innovative urine collection device.
Tinkleguard® is a disposable, lightweight guard – specially formed using sterile super-absorbent material to capture urine from a baby for analysis. It is ergonomically designed to sit comfortably over just the genital area of a baby boy or girl – reducing the risk of contamination.
We are currently working on elements of product development for CE marking – prior to trials being carried out within the NHS.
If you have any questions about Tinkleguard® or would like more information about the product please do not hesitate to email us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.