Gestodene Implant

Alternative Name: Single Rod GES Implant

Description: Subcutaneous single rod implant, made of silastic, containing gestodene.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: Yes

Delivery Method: Subdermal

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: 3 years

Dose: 36 mg

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • gestodene

Inactive material: silicon rubber

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research (SIPPR), Shanghai Dahua Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Phase III

Began discovery in: 2000

Active Development: Unknown

Status Details:
  • Product being developed mainly for Chinese market and ongoing trials may not meet standards of more stringent regulatory authorities or WHO pre-qualification.

Additional Information

  • Chen HL, Chen JX. (2007) Research on the New One Rod Contraceptive Implant Containing Gestodene. Journal of Reproduction and Contraception. 18(2):86-88.

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