Alternative Name: Capronor Biodegradable Implant
Description: Capronor is a single-capsule, biodegradable, subdermal contraceptive that releases levonorgestrel over a 12- to 18-month period.
Delivery Method: Subdermal
Duration Type: Long-acting
Duration: 12-18 months
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
Inactive material: Poly-caprolactone (PCL)
Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No
Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development
Development Stage: Phase II
Active Development: No
- 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.