Device

Progestasert

Item ID #

TCC-D2-I-018

Device

Progestasert

Device Type

Linear; Multiplane; Medicated

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Ethylene viny acetate copolymer; Silicone Oil; Progesterone; Barium sulfate

Developer

Alza Corporation USA, Palo Alto, CA

Manufacturer and Distributor

Alza Corporation USA, Palo Alto, CA

Patent

U.S. No. 3,896,819; Filed: 30 Sept 1971; Published: 29 Jul 1975

Size

36mm (L) x 32mm (W)

Description

T-shaped device with the vertical section containing a core reservoir of progesterone, dispersed in silicone oil, surrounded by a rate-limiting membrane of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer. The horizontal cross arms of the T are solid copolymer. Two monofilament cervical threads. Reservoir contains 38 mg progesterone and releases 65 mcg/day. Barium sulfate added for radiopacity.

Preview

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Creation Date

1975

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; Medicated IUD; Progestasert

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