Traditional catheters can be divided into two groups with the following characteristics:
- more rigid catheters – easy to insert, but with a high risk of injury
- soft catheters – gentle, but difficult to insert
The IQ-Cath combines the two positive properties while avoiding the disadvantages: a stiff shaft and a soft front zone with a flexible head. This is made possible by dividing the catheter into three functional areas: rounded tip, flexible zone, guiding zone.