ThermaRx Inc. is an early stage medical device company based in Palo Alto, CA focused on developing and marketing innovative products that provide novel therapeutic applications of heat to improve a variety of health conditions.


A major focus of company’s initial work is to develop products aimed at helping patients with urinary hesitancy, which affects over 40 million people in the U.S., and many more worldwide.


Urinary hesitancy is a problem which affects people of all ages and occurs in both sexes, but it is most common in older men with enlarged prostate glands.


Using heat-induced relaxation of the bladder neck, ThermaRx’s heating technology facilitates urinary voiding. The company’s products aim to help two major groups of patients with urinary hesitancy: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH - enlarged prostate) and Paruresis (also called Shy Bladder).

BPH is a serious medical condition that affects more than 50% of men over age 60 and as many as 90% of men over the age of 80. It is estimated over 13 million Americans are suffering from this condition. Shy Bladder is an equally significant medical problem affecting over 20 million Americans. For those who are seriously affected the condition brings severe limitations to their daily lives. Approximately 90% of those affected by Shy Bladder are male.


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