Vaginal Insert for Preterm Delivery

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Preterm Labor

Prevention
Prevention
Prevention
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Medical University of South Carolina

Individual Contact

Scott Sullivan

 

Scott Sullivan of the Medical University of South Carolina in the U.S. will build and test a vaginal insert for the prevention of preterm delivery.  The device would mechanically support the cervix and dispense medication that would reduce preterm birth risk.  It would be inexpensive, small, storage stable, re-usable and easily self-inserted.

                                               

Information taken from Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants, awarded grants summaries.

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation