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The Natural Spermicidal Antimicrobial Subtilosin

Michael Chikindas of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the U.S. will evaluate the effectiveness of the natural antimicrobial protein subtilosin to not only treat vaginal infections but also act as a spermicidal agent. If successful, the protein could be used in a discrete formulation to help women maintain healthy vaginal flora and prevent pregnancy.

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

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