Ostique® is a female, mission-led team, driven by personal circumstances (founder’s brothers have Crohn’s Disease, a prelude to stoma surgery). We’re developing a game-changing ostomy system taking a holistic and collaborative approach to ostomy care. We provide an affordable solution that outperforms current appliances by combining advanced functionality with customisable aesthetics, empowering patients and improving their quality of life.
Bowel surgery, (treating bowel-diseases, cancers, trauma), diverts waste through an abdominal opening -a stoma- into an ostomy bag, which patients wear constantly. With over 2.5million ostomates worldwide, the global market will exceed $3.5 billion by 2023 with a 5.89% CAGR. This market has experienced piecemeal innovation. Problems include bag-leakages, odours and skin-reactions impacting patients' physical and psychological well-being. 25% experience psychological conditions including anxiety, depression and suicidal inclinations.
By improving functionality, reducing stigma and promoting social inclusion, our innovation provides socio-economic and mental health benefits to patients worldwide.