Product Overview

Alternative Name: Polidocanol Foam Permanent Contraception

Development Status: Active Development

Target: Female

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Fallopian Tube

Duration Type: Permanent

Description: Polidocanol is a synthetic, long-chain fatty acid that is used as a vein sclerosing agent in Europe and the United States. A foam preparation increases activity without increasing overall dose. Following transcervical administration of polidocanol foam into the uterine cavity, the foam moves into the fallopian tube. This results in epithelial damage followed by connective tissue scaring and tubal occlusion confined to the intramural (uterine wall) portion of the tube.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Early Development

Project Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 2004

Status Details:
  • Pre-clinical testing is underway in non-human primates.

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