Non-Invasive Laser Vasectomy

Alternative Name: Non-Invasive Laser Male Sterilization

Description: The application of lasers for noninvasive thermal coagulation and occlusion of the vas.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Vas Deferens

Duration Type: Permanent

Duration: Permanent

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 2009

Active Development: No

Status Details:
  • Laser and cooling parameters for safe noninvasive laser targeting of the vas deferens in a canine model were determined. Short-term, azospermia and re-canalization studies were conducted in a canine pre-clinical model.

Additional Information

References:
  • Cilip CM, et al. (2012) Application of optical coherence tomography and high-frequency ultrasound imaging during noninvasive laser vasectomy. J Biomedical Opt. 17(4):046006.

  • Schweinsberger GR, et al. (2011) Noninvasive laser coagulation of the human vas deferens: optical and thermal simulations. Lasers Surg Med. 43(5):443-449.

  • Cilip CM, Pierorazio PM, et al. (2011) High-frequency ultrasound imaging of noninvasive laser coagulation of the canine vas deferens. Lasers Surg Med 43:838-842.

  • Cilip CM, et al. (2009) Noninvasive laser vasectomy: preliminary ex vivo tissue studies. Lasers Surg Med 41:203-207.

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