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.
Delivery Method: Intrauterine
Duration Type: Long-acting
Duration: 5 years
Dose: 52 mg
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
Inactive material: silicon rubber
Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No
Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development
Development Stage: Prototype Development
Began discovery in: 2007
Active Development: Yes
- SIPPR is conducting in vitro studies on release rates of gestodene from an intrauterine reservoir.