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Our flagship product, Vertica, represents groundbreaking advancement in the field of non-invasive, user-friendly home treatments for erectile dysfunction. Developed in collaboration with leading urologists, Vertica embodies a clinically-oriented approach to medical device innovation.

We continue our commitment to medical excellence and maintain active partnerships with leading urologists to conduct ongoing clinical trials aimed at broadening Vertica's applications and enhancing its efficacy. The proven Vertica technology provides a platform for the development of treatment solutions for a growing range of urological indications such as Peyronie and post-radical prostatectomy, 

Our dedication to innovation aligns closely with the stringent standards expected of medical devices. 

Clinical Investigation

Prior to public release, our company conducted a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety profile of Vertica®. Led by Principal Investigator Prof. Ilan Gruenwald, this pilot clinical study took place at the Neuro-urology unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel.

Detailed findings of the study are accessible here.

Clinical Investigation
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Pilot Study Results

Twenty-eight men with a minimum six-month history of erectile dysfunction participated in the study, revealing that 85% experienced improved erectile function. A subsequent six-month follow-up study demonstrated the sustained efficacy of Vertica treatment.

Participants underwent a regimen of 12 treatments with the Vertica® device, comprising two treatments per week over four weeks (eight sessions in total), followed by one treatment per week for an additional four weeks (four sessions in total). Treatment administration was self-managed by participants according to provided instructions.

The study concluded with positive changes observed in both subjective and objective measures of erectile function, without any reported adverse events.

Pilot Study Results
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Continued Clinical Research

Ohh-Med is presently engaged in an IRB-approved randomized controlled trial (RCT) clinical study across several sites in the USA to assess the effectiveness of Vertica for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. The stringent protocol was designed together with the FDA to enable submission at the end of the study.

Presently, two sites are active: UCI (University of California - Irvine), under the guidance of Dr. Faysal Yafi, and Chicago Medical Center, led by Dr Ervin Kocjancic.

Additionally, we are collaborating with esteemed international urologists to expand our clinical research efforts, exploring further indications for Vertica treatment, including Peyronie’s disease, penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy, and beyond.

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Continued Clinical Research
Clinical Information

Clinical Information

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Clinical Presentation at ISSM 2023

Prof. Yacov Reisman, MD, PhD, FECSM, ECPS presents the latest clinical data from the first pilot study. View it here.

Slides for Download 

Download our clinical presentation to view the latest clinical data about Vertica. Feel free to download our slides and incorporate them in your own presentations.

Clinical Presentations
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  • Vertica and Related
    Bistritzky Dr. Sergiu, Appel Dr. Boaz, Shechter Dr. Arik, Gruenwald Prof. Ilan, (267) Erectile Dysfunction Treatment with Radiofrequency energy-based device RF Vertica®, 6-month follow-up, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 20, Issue Supplement_4, July 2023, qdad062.014, https://doi.org/10.1093/jsxmed/qdad062.014 Gruenwald I, Spector A, Shultz T, Lischinsky D, Kimmel E. The beginning of a new era: treatment of erectile dysfunction by use of physical energies as an alternative to pharmaceuticals. Int J Impot Res 2019;31:155–61. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-019-0142-y. Gruenwald, I., Appel, B., Shechter, A. et al. Radiofrequency energy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction—a novel cohort pilot study on safety, applicability, and short-term efficacy. Int J Impot Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-023-00733-1 Perugia G, Liberti M, Vicini P, Colistro F, Gentile V. Use of local hyperthermia as prophylaxis of fibrosis and modification in penile length following radical retropubic prostatectomy. Int J Hyperthermia. 2005 Jun;21(4):359-65. doi:10.1080/02656730500133827. PMID: 16019861.
  • General Research and Current Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
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  • Radiofrequency Energy in Medical Applications
    Fu L, Long S, et al, The efficacy and safety of temperature controlled dual-mode radiofrequency in women with vaginal laxity. BMC Womens Health. 2023 Mar 23;23(1):121. doi: 10.1186/s12905-023-02261-y. PMID: 36959573; PMCID: PMC10035145. Meyer PF, de Oliveira P, Silva FKBA, da Costa ACS, Pereira CRA, Casenave S, et al. Radiofrequency treatment induces fibroblast growth factor 2 expression and subsequently promotes neocollagenesis and neoangiogenesis in the skin tissue. Lasers Med Sci. 2017;32:1727–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-017-2238-2. Bonjorno AR, Gomes TB, Pereira MC, de Carvalho CM, Gabardo MCL, Kaizer MR, et al. Radiofrequency therapy in esthetic dermatology: A review of clinical evidences. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020;19:278–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.13206. El-Domyati M, El-Ammawi TS, Medhat W, Moawad O, Brennan D, Mahoney MG, et al. Radiofrequency facial rejuvenation: evidence- based effect. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64:524–35. Beasley KL, Weiss RA. Radiofrequency in cosmetic dermatology. Dermatol Clin. 2014;32:79–90. Lolis MS, Goldberg DJ. Radiofrequency in cosmetic dermatology: a review. Dermatologic Surg. 2012;38:1765–76. de Araújo AR, Soares VPC, da Silva FS, da Silva Moreira T. Radiofrequency for the treatment of skin laxity: myth or truth. Bras Dermatol. 2015;90:707–21. Zelickson BD, Kist D, Bernstein E, Brown DB, Ksenzenko S, Burns J, et al. Histological and ultrastructural evaluation of the effects of a radiofrequency- based nonablative dermal remodeling device: a pilot study. Arch Dermatol. 2004;140:204–9. Leibaschoff G, Izasa PG, Cardona JL, Miklos JR, Moore RD. Transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) for the treatment of menopausal vaginal/genitourinary symptoms. SurgTechnol Int. 2016;29:149–59. Longo C, Galimberti M, De Pace B, Pellacani G, Bencini PL. Laser skin rejuvenation: epidermal changes and collagen remodeling evaluated by in vivo confocal microscopy. Lasers Med Sci. 2013;28:769–76. Mamede c, Quibervile a S p. Non-ablative radiofrequency improves hemodynamic parameters in patients with erectile dysfunction: preliminary data. www.ics.org/2021/abstract/525. Mobley DF, Khera M, Baum N. Recent advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Postgrad Med J. 2017 Nov;93(1105):679-685. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134073. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 28751439.
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PATIENT BROCHURE

Many physicians provide advice to their patients about treatments for erectile dysfunction.  You can download the Patient Brochure and give them up to date, accurate information about Vertica.

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ASK OUR EXPERT

Professor Ilan Gruenwald has been leading the Neurourology unit, Rambam Medical Center for over 10 years. He has been intimately involved in the development of Vertica and was the PI of the first pilot study.

Please feel free to contact Prof Gruenwald if you have clinical questions for your patients.

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