Item ID #

TCC-D2-I-006

Device

Copper 7; Cu7; Gravigard

Device Type

Linear

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Polypropylene homopolymer; barium sulfate; nylon thread

Developer

Jaime Zipper, M.D., Chile; Harvey Abramson

Manufacturer and Distributor

Searle Laboratories, Chicago, Ill.

Size

36mm (L) x 26mm (W)

Description

Injection-molded polypropylene homopolymer with barium sulfate added for radiopacity formed in the '7'. The cross arm is connected to the stem with a rounded cap. 200mm2 of electrolytic copper wire is wrapped around stem. Nylon thread attached to cervical stem end cap. The Copper 7 received FDA approval in 1974. Outside the United States, the device was distributed under the name Gravigard.

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Creation Date

1974

Rights

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

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Copper 7; Cu7; Gravigard

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