Contraceptive Microneedle Patch

Product Overview

Development Status: Active Development

Target: Female

Mode: Hormonal

Delivery Type: Other

Duration Type: Long-acting, Short-acting

Description: Two methods to develop contraceptive microneedle patches are being explored. In the first method, a microneedle patch contains microspheres that are loaded with contraceptive hormone. The water-soluble microneedles are designed to dissolve rapidly in the skin, leaving behind microspheres that release the contraceptive over one or more months. In the second method, the patch incorporates the contraceptive hormone directly into microneedles made of biodegradable polymer. The microneedles are designed to biodegrade slowly, releasing the hormone for a month or longer.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Early Development

Project Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 2015

Status Details:
  • This product is under active pre-clinical development.

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