Echo-V

Description: 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.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Vas Deferens

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: Multiple years

Regimen:
  • Single insertion

Inactive material: polymer solution

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Contraline, LLC

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Lead Optimization

Began discovery in: Prior to 2015

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • Animal trials ongoing.

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  • Image source: http://contraline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/gel-graphic-768x399.png

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