Device

Butterfly

Developer

John L. Marco

Item ID #

TCC-D3-I-028

Device

Butterfly

Device Type

Closed Loop

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Polyethylene with barium; nylon thread

Developer

John L. Marco

Manufacturer and Distributor

Marco & Son, Inc., Oakhurst, New Jersey, USA; Distributed by Graham-Field Surgical Co.

Size

51mm x 28mm

Description

3-dimensional device. Polyethylene with barium sulfate for radio-opaqueness. Sold on a limited scale. FDA pulled approval due to the problems with closed devices. Nylon threads attached to central axis.

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Creation Date

1966

Rights

Physical rights to the device and to the photograph are retained by Loma Linda University. Copyrights and patents are observed in accordance with U. S. copyright and patent laws.

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Closed Loop IUD; Butterfly

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