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NICE Recommends Use of EMDA®

NICE has called for EMDA® to be used in research programmes as a treatment for bladder cancer.

Following an interventional procedure overview of the EMDA® (Electromotive Drug Administration) treatment in June 2018, NICE issued updated guidance for clinicians in England and Wales on 30 January 2019.

The guidance recommends that EMDA® should be used as part of research studies treating Non-Muscular Invasive Bladder Cancer. There are currently studies underway at several Urology clinics including Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London and Salisbury District Hospital. Contact us to find a clinic near you.

In addition, NICE has recommended the use of EMDA® in the event that supplies of BCG become limited or if patients fail to tolerate BCG (occurs in approximately 30% of cases).

If you would like to introduce EMDA® to your clinic, please email for more information.


Further information

EMDA® Treatment

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Salisbury District Hospital


NHS England Bladder Cancer