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The Duet is a reusable, one-size-fits-all, clear diaphragm made of dipped polyurethane that can be marketed with an ARV gel for multipurpose protection.
May 30, 2018
Potential Multi-Purpose Technology (MPT):
one sex event
In 2005, ReProtect received NIH funding for further development of Duet device design and manufacturing.
Prior research has been conducted on the acceptability of the Duet as a menstrual collection device.
Regulatory pathway for device-drug dual protection approach not yet established.
Need to demonstrate HIV prevention efficacy with pre-coital, diaphragm-delivered gel is equivalent (or superior) to applicator - delivered pericoital regimen.
Need to demonstrate contraceptive efficacy without a spermicide.
The Duet diaphragm was originally designed for use with BufferGel®. Please see entry for BufferGel for more information on that related product.
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