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Male Contraception Initiative RFA is Now Open

MCI's 2019 FRA is open for submission. This funding will support research in reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive discovery and development. MCI intends to fund up to five grants, ranging from...

One contraceptive for both men and women

YourChoice Therapeutics is attempting to revolutionize birth control options for women and men by developing options that are hormone-free, safe, easy to use, and effective. In men, the product disables...

Ovaprene® holds promise as non-hormonal contraceptive

Ovaprene®, a non-hormonal, monthly birth control ring for women, has been identified as a first-in-category contraceptive product to watch in 2019. Ovaprene® consists of a vaginal silicone ring encompassing a...

Potential role of genetics in contraceptive failure

Women are often counseled that “perfect” use of hormonal contraception results in greater effectiveness than “typical” use, which encompasses human error in drug dosing and administration. However, a small percentage...

Contraceptive Jewelry Under Development

In the future, preventing pregnancy may be as easy as putting on jewelry. According to an article in the Journal of Controlled Release, researchers at Georgia Tech have tested a...

It’s an exciting time at the CTI Exchange!

Since 2015, the CTI Exchange has served as a platform to increase global access to information and resources that supports contraceptive research, development, registration and introduction. Through collaboration with our...

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Why Contraceptive Innovation?

Despite the availability of various contraceptive methods, more than 200 million women in developing countries want to avoid or delay pregnancy yet are not using an effective family planning method. For some of these women, access to contraception is limited. For others, currently available methods do not meet their needs or preferences or are unaffordable. Innovative solutions are needed in the areas of product development, registration, pricing, and introduction to address these barriers.

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A one-stop shop for resources related to contraceptive research and development

The CTI Exchange offers resources about contraceptive research and development, including information about products currently in development, preclinical and clinical research, and opportunities for future investment. This easily searchable resource library also includes information about regulatory requirements, quality assurance standards, intellectual property, and product introduction strategies, as well as tools for advocacy.

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Featured Resources

Other key resources related to contraceptive research and development

Calliope, the Contraceptive Pipeline Database, includes information on potential contraceptive targets and leads, products in pre-clinical and clinical development, and a selection of novel and long-acting products with limited market availability.
CAPRI, the Contraceptive Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Database, lists biological and chemical properties for 27 active pharmaceutical ingredients found in contraceptives, along with data on their pharmacology, toxicology, impurities, metabolites, and use in marketed products.
Contraceptive Drug Interactions is a database that catalogues potential interactions between contraceptive drugs and drugs from other therapeutic classes. Changes in drug pharmacokinetics, effectiveness, and adverse effects are provided.


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