HER-102

Alternative Name: Lactobacilli; LJ-102

Description: Lactobacilli are a dominant genera (probiotic) that resides in the female reproductive tract. Lactobacilli promote resistance to pathogenic microorganisms and promotes maturation and integrity of the genital tract. The lactobacilli administer an agent, interfering with fertilization. As a vaginally applied formulation once or bi-monthly, the contraceptive will persist for long periods.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Vaginal, Other

Duration Type: Short-acting

Duration: Persistent following application until menses

Regimen:
  • Once or twice a month

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • lactobacilli

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): Yes

Status Details

Developer: Hervana Bio

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Lead Optimization

Began discovery in: 2010

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • Received grants in 2010 and 2012 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Additional Information

References:
  • Hervana Bio website: hervana-bio.com/

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