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Triggered Release Microcapsules for Barrier Contraception

William Phillips, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will test the feasibility of developing a vaginal tablet containing adhesive microcapsules that would adhere to the vaginal wall and release spermicidal agents upon contact with semen as a method for contraception.

More information about Create New Technologies for Contraception (Round 4)

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