Prepex Circumcision Device

Circ MedTech

The Prepex Circumcision Device is a medical device which facilitates non-surgical adult male circumcision without the use of anesthesia, surgery, suturing or sterile setting. It is designed to improve and advance the circumcision experience for the patient and the related ecosystem, in order to achieve rapid scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in resource limited settings and reduce transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Product description

The Prepex Circumcision Device is a medical device which facilitates non-surgical adult male circumcision without the use of anesthesia, surgery, suturing or sterile setting. It is designed to improve and advance the circumcision experience for the patient and the related ecosystem, in order to achieve rapid scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in resource limited settings and reduce transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Target region(s)

Target regions include geographic areas with high prevalence of heterosexually transmitted HIV and low prevalence of male circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, PrePex is being used in 13 priority countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as of Feb. 2014 Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Distributors/implementing organizations

Circ MedTech Ltd distributes the Prepex device to health clinics and hospitals.

Market suggested retail price
Competitive landscape

Surgical circumcision methods, ShangRing, AlisKlamp, SmartKlamp, TaraKlamp, IsmailKlamp, Zhenxi Ring

SDG targeted

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Limit the spread of AIDS and other venereal diseases. Clinical trials conducted in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that medically performed circumcision is safe and can reduce men’s risk of HIV infection during vaginal sex by about 60 percent.

Target user(s)

Intended for use by trained surgical nurses and/or minimally skilled healthcare workers.

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