Discover the first home-treatment device to rapidly
relieve the symptoms of the common vaginal infections Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Candidiasis (Thrush / Svamp).
Stress-free. Drug-free. Mess-free.
Vaginal discomfort is commonly caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), otherwise known as svamp or thrush. But these are often misdiagnosed. Prescription and over-the-counter medications currently serve as the sole solutions. But these medications are not without problems, such as lengthy treatment duration (up to 14 days) and adverse side effects.
Our remedy safely inserts and directs light inside the vagina and over the vulva, eliminating harmful microbes and allowing good bacteria to repopulate. It offers an alternative to pharmacological solutions and transforms how women deal with vaginal infections.
Treats fungal (yeast) and bacterial vaginal infections, so you don’t need to worry about misdiagnosis.
Targets the problem at the source while freeing you of adverse side effects.
Lets you handle the condition at home, avoiding visits to the doctor. Relieves symptoms in minutes. Is reusable.
In developing our device, we talked to a variety of healthcare professionals and anonymously surveyed hundreds of women who have suffered repeatedly from vaginal infections. They all voiced one belief that unified them.
Repeat infections ruined my life for over a year. Male doctors kept misdiagnosing me. I was so desperate I would have tried anything.
Having a non-pharmacological concept is really important. There are many side effects of antibiotics.
I would estimate that about 50% of the women I treat for bacterial vaginosis, in a hospital setting, have become resistant to antibiotic treatment.
I’ve been very bothered with bacterial infections. And I think the first few times I went to the doctor she always [incorrectly] said it was a fungal infection.
I have seen an awful lot of vaginal infections and I think that too much mild bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics which doesn’t resolve problems. I believe light therapy could be effective for patients with recurrent infections as part of a self-care regime.
Light is a known antimicrobial agent that was commonly used in medical practice prior to the development of antibiotic medications. The basic principle is that certain microbes are greatly impacted by the natural radiation that we, as humans, are adapted to being exposed to each day through sunlight. Light easily breaks down the membrane of these microbes and eliminates them without causing damage to human tissue.
The light will reduce the number of good bacteria but will not wipe them out entirely. It will actually reduce the number of most of the microbes contained in the vagina, including the fungus/yeast species. This will allow the good bacteria, which is the naturally dominant species, to repopulate and consequently cure the imbalance that leads to symptoms of infection. We also recommend using a probiotic supplement following the light treatment to speed up this process.
We are currently in the process of gaining medical device certification as a Class IIa device according to the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which includes rigorous safety testing and clinical trials. We can be certain that upon obtaining this classification that the device is completely safe for the described use.
Uvisa are relatively early in the process of gaining approval as a certified medical device, which dictates when the device can go to market. We anticipate that the first products will launch some time after 2025. In the meantime, we are working towards setting up clinical trials. If you are interested in taking part in these click here.
In comparison to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies which cost 200-500 DKK (£15 - £40) each time, we will offer our solution at a higher initial price because it will function as a superior, long-lasting solution that you can keep at home for years, for whenever the symptoms reappear. It will quickly become more cost effective than current OTC remedies for people suffering with symptoms of a vaginal infection 3+ times per year.
Although the exact price is yet to be determined, it will likely be in the region of 1200 DKK (£138).