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How would I get the attention of a medical supply manufacturer interested in my patent


Faith Leibman New Castle, DE

The patent is for feminine urinary accessory for a female to deliver a urine specimen with sanitary conditions assured, no spillage on floor, hands toilet seat, no spreading of germs. Extremely useful for all women-particularly pregnant women, elderly women, obese women and disabled women. Tested at a university lab showing significantly less lateral spray than using the specimen cup alone.

6 August 2019 3 replies Small Business



Faith Leibman Narberth, PA

Thank you for your answer, Jodie and Chad..
Chad, I checked with the FDA and it does not need FDA approval! I would like to know who exactly brought the product and how I can connect with them. This would greatly be GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you Chad also - I did sign up for MATTER and they could not offer anything helpful but thanks for contributing.
ANY other direct suggestions as to companies or a DOD person I could get in touch with?


Jodie Prieto-Rodriguez Pittsburgh, PA


The military and many hospital networks have their own Research and development departments. The system is heavily regulated. Most developers will be receptive to your product if it obtains FDA approval prior to their support of the item.

I knew of a similar device that was being fielded during the war to female troops in combat to allow them to urinate without having to drop trousers during combat missions. We bought those is droves and had no hurdles as the item to didnot have FDA approval and was marketed as a camping product, instead of a medical product.

Should you run into any difficulty with the medical path consider outdoor hobbies, and foreign markets such as India, Japan, and Australia, and the E.U. The outdoors, agriculture, and novelty markets there may support your product as well.


Chad Eaves Lake Zurich, IL

Hello Faith,

Have you explored any incubators? There are those that specifically focus on health care. Here in Chicago the health care incubator is MATTER. Their website is Closer to you, I would check Boston since it is a large healthcare hub.

Good luck!


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