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An Innovative "Inject & Forget" Contraceptive Drug Delivery Device

Gérrard Poinern of Murdoch University in Australia will develop and test an implantable subcutaneous device made from same calcium mineral that bones are made of, which will release contraceptive drugs in a sustained and controlled way for a period of months. Creating of this device uses ultrasound and microwave technology, allowing for eventual low-cost manufacture in developing countries.

More information about Create New Technologies for Contraception (Round 5)

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