Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Starpharma Holdings Limitedís VivaGel on the Fast Track to the Market

April 9th, 2007

Starpharma Holdings Limitedís VivaGel on the Fast Track to the Market

Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL) makes and develops its products using nanotechnology. Its main drug is called VivaGel, a gel-based microbicide designed to protect women from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

The gel has made it through Phase 1 clinical trials, and the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has even granted the drug fast-track status ó and fast-track designation is nothing to scoff at. The term was coined in the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 in an effort to speed up the approval process for some worthy causes. The designation is reserved for new drugs that could address unmet medical needs and treat serious or life-threatening conditions.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles March 15th, 2018

Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) at TU Dortmund University uses Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform X-ray micro-tomography experiments for better understanding of damage progression in composite materials March 13th, 2018

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis March 13th, 2018

Polymer nanoparticle shows ability to locate and treat breast tumors March 13th, 2018

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices March 17th, 2018

Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together: Rice University scientists' hyperspectral method analyzes many plasmonic nanoparticles in an instant March 16th, 2018

Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells: Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices March 16th, 2018

Movable silicon 'lenses' enable neutrons to see new range of details inside objects March 15th, 2018

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project