Testicular Ultrasound

Product Overview

Development Status: Inactive

Target: Male

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Testicular

Duration Type: Permanent, Long-acting

Description: Application of therapeutic ultrasound to testes.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Early Development

Project Stage: Pre-clinical

Began discovery in: 1970s

Status Details:
  • Already tested in multiple species for efficacy, toxicology, and genotoxicity. The method provides permanent sterilization in rats and dogs, but transient contraception in monkeys. Obtaining a long-lasting effect in humans has not yet been found.
  • Initial work on this method was conducted in the 1970s at the University of Missouri at Columbia. In 2010, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill won a grant to study the method in rats. Parsemus Foundation is funding an Italian team who worked on dogs and a team at the University of California who worked on monkeys.

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