Injectable Porous Silicon Microparticles

Description: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are developing long-acting, injectable microparticles made of porous silicon for controlled release of a progestin for up to 6 months.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: Yes

Delivery Method: Injectable

Duration Type: Short-acting

Duration: 6 months

  • single injection

Inactive material: silicon; silica

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): Yes

Status Details

Developer: University of California San Diego

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 2013

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • The delivery system has demonstrated high drug loading efficiency with minimal drug degradation and in-vitro data suggesting a delivery period of ~6 months.

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