HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
'Sperm and germ'-fighting contraceptive enters trials

rm and germs, it must do so without hurting the friendly bacteria in a healthy vagina, like the lactobacilli, he explains. Also, it mustnt smell bad or taste bad or stain the sheets. And most importantly, it mustnt irritate sensitive vaginal tissues. BufferGel has met those standards both in animal trials and in extensive clinical safety trials, according to Cone.

For the new contraceptive efficacy trial, researchers at 10 sites in the United States are enrolling 1,000 women. Participants must be in a sexually active and monogamous relationship and at low risk for infection by sexually transmitted diseases. They must agree not to use other forms of contraception beyond that supplied by the study, and be willing to risk getting pregnant. Study participants will use a diaphragm with either BufferGel or a conventional spermicide.

In this trial, we want to achieve the highest possible level of protection, says Thomas Moench, medical director for ReProtect LLC. Were including a diaphragm because it places a discrete physical barrier over the cervix, significantly enhancing the protective actions of contraceptive microbicides.

Moench, formerly an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, originally created BufferGel with Cone. Hopkins and ReProtect LLC are developing BufferGel through a cooperative research agreement.

Researchers are also currently planning a larger trial to test BufferGels ability to block transmission of HIV and genital herpes. The trial is scheduled to take place through NIHs HIV Prevention Trials Network next year.


'"/>

Contact: Michael Purdy
mcp@jhu.edu
410-516-7906
Johns Hopkins University
3-Jan-2002


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Synthetic hormone used in contraceptives and HRT produces negative effects in monkey studies
2. UT Southwestern researchers discovery may lead to gene targets for new form of contraceptive
3. Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an infIammatory biomarker
4. The contraceptive plague
5. Newly found estrogen role in males might lead to contraceptive for men
6. New study shows oral contraceptive may be effective in treating severe form of premenstrual syndrome
7. Berlex Laboratories announces FDA approval of YASMIN (R), new oral contraceptive with unique progestin
8. Study suggests newer oral contraceptives may be less harmful for women smokers
9. NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
10. Images reveal how rotavirus - leading cause of diarrhea - enters cells
11. Proteomic research centers target bioterrorism agents, infectious diseases

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Sperm and germ fighting contraceptive enters trials

(Date:8/19/2014)... Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) ... difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but ... genetic and epigenetic (when genes are turned on ... potential factors, researchers at Boston University School of ... a first of its kind study to identify ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... in college biology and other science courses are ... ways, and now they have a new textbook ... Life Sciences," published this month by Princeton Press ... for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), teaches readers ... be used to explore and explain biological phenomena. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant from the National ... of the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Department ... study of the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of ... climates. , Radiant barriers are reflective thermal insulations commonly ... thereby reducing the amount of heat emitted in the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In-utero methadone, Subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe Neonatal Abstience Syndrome 2New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 3
(Date:8/18/2014)... Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: SQD), a life sciences company that ... microarray diagnostics, today announced it will hold an investor ... ET.  During the call, Andrew ... SQI,s recent commercialization progress and then introduce Dr. ... to the Board of Directors of SQI and also ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... Global HIV Infection Drug Market and Pipeline Insight is ... HIV infection and the number of deaths due to AIDS ... across the globe. It has been estimated that the death ... 2013, with the rates for children being even much lower. ... rates has been the improved access to antiretroviral drugs and ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... , Aug. 18, 2014 Dyadic International, ... whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to ... for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial ... a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/CL06708LOGO ...
(Date:8/16/2014)... Arlington has received a $229,214 grant from the Walmart ... testing system that would cut the manufacturing costs of ... United States that were formerly built overseas. , The ... announcement of $4 million in awards to seven research ... in Denver made possible through the collaboration between Walmart, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SQI Diagnostics Announces Investor Conference Call with Dr. Allan Pronovost 2SQI Diagnostics Announces Investor Conference Call with Dr. Allan Pronovost 3Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 2Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 3Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 4Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 2Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 3Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 4UT Arlington receives Walmart, Walmart Foundation innovation grant 2UT Arlington receives Walmart, Walmart Foundation innovation grant 3
Cached News: