Articles tagged with: Pipeline

Apr03

From the Pipeline | WHY WOMEN-CENTERED MPT DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 Written by // Martha Brady, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook Series // From the Pipeline Tags // Contraception, End-User, HIV, Pipeline, Reproductive Health, STIs

Incorporating what women want into new sexual and reproductive health products is essential

We at PATH make it our business to reflect on the elusive topic of ‘what women want’—in terms of protection options in their sexual and reproductive lives. Not surprisingly, the answer is complex. Women want and need different things at different stages of their lifecycle, depending on the circumstances of their lives.

Mar13

From the Pipeline | A LONG-ACTING MULTIPURPOSE PREVENTION RING TO HELP PROTECT AGAINST HIV AND UNINTENDED PREGNANCY

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 Written by // Crystal Ng, MPH Series // From the Pipeline Tags // Contraception, End-User, HIV, Pipeline, Reproductive Health, Vaginal Ring, Women

Leveraging its experience developing the first vaginal ring and long-acting product shown to help prevent HIV, the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides is now developing a three-month vaginal ring designed to reduce women’s HIV risk and prevent unplanned pregnancy. This innovative multipurpose prevention technology would offer women a discreet option to protect their sexual and reproductive health on their own terms.

Feb26

From the Pipeline | THE ROAD TO FEMALE CONTROLLED PREVENTION: THE FEMALE CONDOM AS A CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MPT

Monday, 26 February 2018 Written by // Denise Van Dijk Series // From the Pipeline Tags // Contraception, End-User, Female Condom, HIV, Pipeline, Product, Reproductive Health, STIs

The Road

6 years; 12 Million Dollars.

When the founders of the Female Health Company (FHC) began conceptualizing the female condom in 1996, they wanted to create a product that would impact society as well as benefit investors. Little did they know that it would be a long road to develop a market for the female condom.

Jan22

MPT TARGET PRODUCT PROFILES

Monday, 22 January 2018 Tags // Pipeline, Product

A critical function of the IMPT Secretariat is to serve as a knowledge manager for the MPT field. In this way, we collect and disseminate MPT-relevant resources, as well as synthesize data and stakeholder expertise into useful tools and frameworks in order to inform future work within the MPT field. While the IMPT Secretariat continues to develop new resources to meet the needs of an evolving field, we want to highlight a tool – originally developed in 2015 – that is still relevant to stakeholders in the MPT field today: generalized Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for intravaginal ring (IVR) MPTs and long-acting injectable MPTs.

Nov29

STATUS OF THE FIELD: MPTs IN THE PRODUCT PIPELINE

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 Tags // Contraception, HIV, Pipeline, Product, Reproductive Health, STIs

Since 2009, when MPTs officially became a “thing,” we have had a lot of conversations about MPTs and answered even more questions. We have spoken with friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, seatmates on plane flights – you name it. Until recently, not many people had heard of MPTs, and we spent a large part of these conversations doing quite a bit of explaining.

Most people we talk to seem universally on board with the concept of MPTs, thinking that it “just makes sense” as a prevention approach. However, because there aren’t many ready-to-use MPTs on the market (condoms being the sole exception) they are also hesitant to get “too excited” about future products still in development. For many, MPTs sound great – but intangible, disconnected from reality.

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