Cu/LDPE Composite IUD

Product Overview

Alternative Name: Nanocomposite Copper (Cu) IUD

Development Status: Limited Market Approval

Target: Female

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Description: A blend of copper and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposite material in an IUD shape. The new materials are designed to control the release rate of copper ions, without decreasing the efficacy of the IUD, but reducing the clinical side effects.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Post-development

Project Stage: Marketed

Began discovery in: 2003

Status Details:
  • In 2013, the Cu/LDPE Composite IUD was registered by the Chinese FDA.

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