Polymer Coated Copper IUD

Description: A copper IUD with a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer coating over the copper core, with the intention of modulating the early release of copper ions.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: 10 years

Regimen:
  • Single insertion

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • copper

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: HLL Lifecare Limited

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Phase II

Began discovery in: 2010

Active Development: Unknown

Status Details:
  • All toxicological evaluations were cleared in Phase I.

Additional Information

References:
  • HLL Lifecare website: http://www.lifecarehll.com/

  • Ramakrishnan R, et al. (2015) Controlled release of copper from an intrauterine device using a biodegradable polymer. Contraception. 92(6);585-8

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