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Echo-V is a patent-pending, ultrasound-visible polymer solution that is injected into the vas deferens. It forms a hydrogel device that acts as a semi-permeable membrane, blocking sperm while allowing fluids through. Contraline is designing the gel so that it can be dissolved and flushed out with a reversal solution. Echo-V will be inserted through Vasintomy™, a novel non-surgical procedure.
July 22, 2016
Potential Multi-Purpose Technology (MPT):
Began discovery in:
Prior to 2015
Animal trials ongoing.
Long-acting reversible contraception for men
Image source: http://contraline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/gel-graphic-768x399.png
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