Alternative Name: Capronor Biodegradable Implant

Description: Capronor is a single-capsule, biodegradable, subdermal contraceptive that releases levonorgestrel over a 12- to 18-month period.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: Yes

Delivery Method: Subdermal

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: 12-18 months

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • levonorgestrel

Inactive material: Poly-caprolactone (PCL)

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: RTI International, NICHD

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Phase II

Active Development: No

Status Details:
  • Development abandoned in the 1990s due to skin irritation and stability in storage issues. There were also concerns about removal of the device and a long tail effect.

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