SPHERA Hormonal IUB

Alternative Name: Hormonal Intrauterine Ball

Description: A sustained release flexible carrier containing a progestin is attached to shape-memory alloy wire. The wire is straight when in applicator, and curls into a three-dimensional ball once released from the inserter and into the uterus.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: Yes

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Dose: 15-20mcg/day

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • progestin

Inactive material: Nitinol (nickel and titanium composite material) wire

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: OCON Medical Ltd.

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 2013

Active Development: Yes

Additional Information

References:

Footnotes:
  • See also the entry for the copper IUB from OCON.

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