Discover a new approach to labor induction

Product overview

Dilapan-S® is an osmotic hygroscopic dilator produced from a patented Aquacryl® hydrogel that guarantees consistency of action.

It is a rigid gel rod that increases in volume by absorbing fluids from the cervical canal, so it gradually dilates the cervix.

The thin 4 mm rod can expand up to 15 mm over a 12–24 hours period. This allows it to dilate and soften the cervix gradually. Usually a set of 3–5 rods is used to ripen your cervix sufficiently and make you ready for your labor.

Simultaneously, Dilapan-S® initiates endogenous prostaglandin release causing collagen degradation which softens the cervix.

Dilapan-S® is sterilized by irradiation. It is manufactured in an ISO 13485. Certified facility and is CE Certified under the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC). Approved by FDA for sale in the United States.

Key benefits


Succesful ripening achieved in 90% of women with significant Bishop score increase and vaginal delivery rate up to 80%


Around 70% of women were able to perform daily activities like walking, sleeping or taking a shower with Dilapan-S® 


Overall low occurance of adverse effects with no limitation related to mother’s comorbidities


Saving time of health care professionals thanks to one-time application and no need of continuous CTG monitoring

Induction of labor

In the absence of a ripe or favourable cervix, a successful vaginal birth is less likely. Therefore, cervical ripening is mandatory before labor is initiated.

Dilapan-S® is a perfect device with a unique combination of benefits − efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction for induction of labor.

Other Indications

Dilapan-S® can be used everywhere, where we need to examine the uterine cavity:

− prior to pregnancy termination or induced abortion in both 1st and 2nd trimester

− preparation of cervix prior to fetal demise or hysteroscopy

− cervical preparation prior to the insertion or removal of intrauterine device

− for difficult embryo transfer

Mode of Action


Achieved cervical dilation dependingon lenght of     DILAPAN-S insertion

The dilator increases in volume by absorbing fluids from cervical canal.

  • Mechanical:
    Controlled pressure on the cervical wall, which dilates the cervix
  • Biophysical:
    Partial and reversible osmotic cells dehydration, which softens the tissue of the cervix
  • Physiological:
    Promotion of endogenous prostaglandins, causing collagen degradation and tissue restructuring

Made of patented hydrogel AQUACRYL® − guaranteed consistency of action.
Dilapan-S® rods do not contain any active substances, which could be released during its use.


Dilapan-S® videos


Brochure for clinicians

To answer your common questions, please download a brochure specially made for clinicans.

Conferences NEWS


17.6. 2019 - 19.6. 2019London, UK
Visit a booth shared with AGH company to learn more about DILAPAN-S in labor induction. We will inform you soon about all the activities planned.


28.3. 2019 - 29.3. 2019Edinburgh, UK
Together with our british distributor AGH we invite you to visit the booth at BMFMS congress. Come and try the hands-on training in the simulation area!

SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

11.2. 2019 - 16.2. 2019Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DILAPAN-S, Booth #114. Meet with medical colleagues and discuss a new option for cervical ripening. Hands-on demonstrations available.

Dilapan-S® service now available in the US

− training from a professional trainer

Monica Myron, MSN, RNC-OB MKTXS

Director of Training and Sales
"As the director of training and sales my main role is educating providers on how Dilapan-S® can impact the care they provide and the benefits for the patients they care for. With 20 years of labor and delivery experience, I am able to utilize my expertise and bedside experiences to enhance this education and provide hands on training which is aimed at supporting a successful implementation of Dilapan-S®"

Where Dilapan-S® is available

Interested in trying Dilapan-S®?

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