In 2004 a group of medical scientist at the University of Sydney discovered the fact that men with a tight foreskin were routinely being prescribed foreskin amputation – AKA circumcision. This came as a shock and surprise to these medical scientist because skin stretching or tissue expansion was a well established technique and the group couldn’t understand why tissue expansion was not routinely prescribed for phimosis.
Amongst the group some of the men had phimosis and had put off treatment because they did not want to lose their foreskin. They all new how important this complex structure was to their genital and sexual health.
It soon became apparent that no foreskin tissue expanders were on the market. They found some repurposed skin retractors and soon realised that they were dangerous and not the right approach. After much testing and discussion they settled on a balloon stretcher. Prototypes were shared around friends and other members of the extended group and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. 5 men used the balloon foreskin stretcher and 5 men had results from between 2 weeks and 5 weeks.
The team never looked back. 15 years later the product has multiple international patents and is sold all over the world as a class 1 medical device indicated for the treatment of phimosis or the preferential loosening of the foreskin.
Novoglan is manufactured by Platigo Solutions P/L an Australian Company with a UK based marketing company, with all product manufactured in Sydney Australia.