Gestodene IUS

Alternative Name: GES IUD

Description: An intrauterine system (IUS) that releases gestodene, a progestin used in oral contraceptives available in Europe, but which is not approved in any product marketed in the U.S.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: Yes

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: 5 years

Dose: 52 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)

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Prototype Development

Began discovery in: 2007

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • SIPPR is conducting in vitro studies on release rates of gestodene from an intrauterine reservoir.

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