Alternative Name: Shepard Medical Intra Vas Device (IVD)

Description: A set of tiny implants, or soft, silicone plugs, that are placed in the vas and block the flow of sperm. There are several sizes available and they come with a patented insertion tool.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Vas Deferens

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: Potentially reversible

  • insertion can be permanent or reversed

Inactive material: silicone

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Shepherd Medical Company

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Phase I

Began discovery in: 2001

Active Development: No

Status Details:
  • Phase I trial started, but company disbanded during 2008 economic crisis. If funding becomes available, would like to restart research.

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