Recent Press Releases


January 27, 2017 – BioDerm Announces New Partnership with CellMark Medical, a Division of CellMark AB

Today BioDerm, Inc. announced the launch of their new partnership with CellMark Medical to bring the next generation of urinary management, securement and skin protection devices into select Asian markets. “We are excited to be working with CellMark Medical to improve the quality of care that Asian patients receive in hospitals today.  We look forward to explosive growth in highly populous markets that have increasing standards of care and wealth” says BioDerm’s President, Gaet Tyranski.  Read More…

January 4, 2016 – Gaet Tyranski Joins BioDerm as Company President

Today BioDerm, Inc., a local medical device manufacturer, announced the appointment of Gaet Tyranski as President. Tyranski’s appointment is effective immediately. Tyranski will be responsible for accelerating BioDerm’s aggressive growth plans for 2016 and beyond. Tyranski will oversee BioDerm’s diverse manufacturing and R&D portfolio as well as supporting BioDerm’s B2B and B2C marketing and sales efforts. Read More…

May 28, 2014 – BioDerm, Inc. Awarded Catheter Securement Supplier Agreement with Premier, Inc.

BioDerm, Inc., an innovative medical device manufacturer specializing in proprietary hydrocolloid products, today announced that Premier, Inc. has awarded the company a group purchasing agreement in the catheter securement products category. Effective immediately, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for BioDerm’s CathGrip line of catheter securement products. Read More…

May 6, 2014 – Opera Fan Experience Worse Than Expected Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Survey results published today, by a Tampa Bay medical device manufacturer, reveal a surprising connection between music and patient’s perceptions of the side effects of prostate cancer treatment. In a survey of more than 200 men with prostate cancer and their caregivers, BioDerm found that opera fans were more than 40% more likely than non-opera fans to report that their side effects after prostate cancer treatment were “worse” or “much worse” than expected. Read More…

November 5, 2013 – Local Start Up Seeks Input from Caregivers on Healthcare Improvements

Today BioDerm, Inc., an innovative medical device manufacturer specializing in hydrocolloid, announced the launch of a new survey of caregivers seeking their input on how the company and the healthcare industry can improve care and communication. Caregivers provide care worth $450 Billion in the US every year1 and many suffer from emotional and physical health complications as a result. November is National Family Caregivers Month, and BioDerm is taking this opportunity to reach out to its growing caregiver network to improve services, care and communication. Read More…

November 1, 2013 – BioDerm Appoints Jim Terpstra as National Sales Manager

Today BioDerm, Inc., an innovative medical device manufacturer specializing in hydrocolloid, announced the appointment of Jim Terpstra as National Sales Manager. Terpstra’s appointment is effective immediately. Terpstra will be responsible for expanding sales of BioDerm’s revolutionary products for catheter securement and male urinary incontinence. Expansion plans are set to include a move into new markets including integrated care networks, hospital systems and long term care facilities. Read More…

August 1, 2013 – BioDerm Announces Partnership with Eloquest Healthcare

Today BioDerm, Inc. announced the launch of their new partnership with Eloquest Healthcare, Inc. to bring the next generation of urinary management devices to the acute care market. BioDerm is the manufacturer of the ReliaFit Male Urinary Device, the next generation external catheter that reduces the risk of developing urinary tract infections commonly associated with indwelling catheters. ReliaFit also provides a superior patient experience through added comfort and reliability. Read More…

Published Articles


Caregiving Innovations: Male Incontinence Support Published in Today’s Caregiver, November, 2014

One of the biggest challenges with male incontinence care is making sure that your loved one doesn’t develop a urinary tract infection (UTI). What happens when they develop it? How easy is it for someone to develop UTIs? Read More…

Seven Tips for Traveling with Bladder Issues Published in AgingCare.com, November 17, 2014

Celebrating the holidays with friends and family is what the season is all about. But traveling can transform fa-la-la to OMG! Those unplanned snags—weather and mechanical delays, overbooked flights, etc.—can dampen holiday spirits. But there’s an additional obstacle that roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population has to deal with while traveling. Read More…

Advances in External Catheters Reduce Risk of Infection Published in Advance for Long Term Care (Executive Insight), November 10, 2014

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common and potentially disabling condition affecting up to 30 percent of those aged 65 years and older.1 Its prevalence in elderly nursing home patients-up to 70 percent2 are admitted with the condition and some type of accompanying skin breakdown-presents a major cause for concern in light of recent healthcare legislation and directives focusing on quality of care. Read More…

Acing Retirement in Spite of Sand Traps Published in BoomerTimes | Senior Life, November 2014

Retirement. We spend our working years looking forward to it, imagining long, rewarding days spent doing what we love: playing with grandchildren, fishing on a lake, golfing… it’s a time to check items off our ‘bucket lists’. Read More…

Using a Nurse-led Protocol to Reduce Infections Published on McKnights.com, October 2014

Urinary incontinence is a common and potentially disabling condition affecting up to 30% of those aged 65 years and older. This article discusses how a nurse-led protocol could reduce the incidence of infections when treating urinary incontinence . Read More…

Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend? Published on BloomerBoomer.com, September 2014

It’s Prostate Cancer awareness month and while every cancer can be serious, it’s noteworthy that the survival rate for this disease has clearly improved. Thanks to early diagnosis and treatment, more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. over age 50 are prostate cancer survivors. But the majority of these men face another ongoing, personal challenge: managing urinary incontinence. This article discusses the pros and cons of available options. Read More…

Were You Prepared for Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Treatment? Published in Choices Magazine, September 2013

When your doctor was preparing you for surgery or radiation treatment, did he mention incontinence? How about erectile dysfunction? Did you expect to have embarrassing accidents or spend your golden years in a glorified pair of pampers?

“After many complications with prostate surgery, I was left with complete incontinence. Every day was miserable and I didn’t want to go anywhere.” That was life for Phil, after he had a radical prostatectomy. And unfortunately, it probably sounds pretty familiar to many of you. It certainly did to me. Phil is one of thousands of our customers that have reached out in the last year to share their story. Read More…

Padding the Truth: Myths About Urinary Incontinence Published in Paraplegia News, March 2013

Let’s be honest– incontinence is a REALLY big deal. It’s embarrassing and hard to talk about. Being continent is something most people take for granted – until they can’t control it anymore! There are 25 million incontinent people in the US, including the majority of the spinal cord injury population. Bladder control is common with SCIs because most spinal injuries disrupt communication between the bladder and the brain.

Depending on the type of incontinence you have – the management options are different. And you wouldn’t believe the amount of hogwash spinning around out there about incontinence management. So in the interests of dispelling a few myths – let’s talk about your options and their potential benefits and complications. Products fall into three broad categories – absorbents, indwelling catheters and external collection products. Read More…

Entrepreneur Promotes Health Bladder Management Published in Positive Impact Magazine, January 2013

“I have been blessed in my life to have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives all over the world. The great thing about investing is that I can support worthy causes and give people an opportunity they wouldn’t otherwise have had.” We sat down with BioDerm CEO, Gary Damkoehler, to find out why he’s getting into the incontinence management business. Read More…