MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #52 - 15 August 2018


The field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) is steadily evolving and expanding. Below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs in order to keep you informed. Note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the IMPT, and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.
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Journal Articles

A pilot study on the functional performance and acceptability of an innovative female condom (Wondaleaf®) in Malaysia . Ting, R.S., Wong, E. & Tnay, J.K. (2018, 24 January). Open Access Journal of Contraception. doi:  10.2147/OAJC.S152505

An update of the recombinant protein expression systems of Cyanovirin-N and challenges of preclinical development . Lotfi, H., Sheervalilou, R., & Zarghami, N. (2018). BioImpacts.

Development of a vaginal fast-dissolving insert combining Griffithsin and Carrageenan for potential use against sexually transmitted infections. Lal et al. (2018, 11 June). Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Effectiveness of female condom in preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review protocol . Mome et al. (2018, 7 August). BMJ Journals.

Multipurpose prevention technologies: A global sexual and reproductive health priority. Guillamo-Ramos et al. (2018). Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Unintended pregnancy in Gaborone, Botswana: A cross-sectional study. Doherty et al. (2018). African Journal of Reproductive Health. DOI:10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i2.8
Media Articles

Learn before you leap: The catalytic power of a learning network. Ehrlichman, D. & Sawyer, D. (2018, 27 July). Stanford Social Innovation Review.  
In the Blogosphere

Mathematical modelling and its potential to inform MPT development. (2018, 18 July). IMPT Secretariat.
The IMPT's "From the Pipeline" product developer blog series is continuing to expand. Contact us if you are interested in guest blogging or have content suggestions for this series or the blog more generally.
Press Releases
Funding Opportunities
RFA-HD-19-015   Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  - NICHD is accepting applications to support and facilitate multidisciplinary research approaches for the development of novel nonsteroidal contraceptive products for women and men that act prior to fertilization, which could potentially include MPTs with contraceptive and infection prevention properties. This FOA aims to position innovative and validated methods for future clinical development.  View the link above for more detailed information. Letters of Intent due 6 October 2018.
Career Opportunities
AVAC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Advocacy Fellows Program . This is an opportunity to build your advocacy skills in HIV prevention research and implementation. Visit the link for more information.

Planning to attend ICFP 2018? Early-bird registration ends 31 August. Register now to save!
World Sexual Health Day is on 4 September. This year's theme is Sexual Health and Sexual Rights are FUNDAMENTAL for well-being. Chat with @CAMIhealth about @sexualhealthday on Twitter!
Save the Date! Scientists Advancing Affordable Medicines, Inc. (SAAMnow) is organizing its inaugural workshop: "Streamlining Generic Drug Development by Matching Reference Product Composition and Performance, In Vitro and In Vivo" to be held 18-19 October 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Baltimore, MD. This workshop will discuss cutting-edge approaches to facilitate the development of solid oral, semi-solid, long-acting injectable, and oral inhalation products, like MPTs. It will bring together industry and thought leaders, innovators and distinguished researchers with the latest scientific and business opportunities in Generic Drug Development. For full details and sponsorship opportunities, visit the link above and/or contact the organizers at .
Save the Date! The 23rd International AIDS Conference will be held 6-10 July 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Visit the link for the latest information.
Contact us if you and/or your colleagues are attending any upcoming meetings and conferences. We would be happy to provide you with materials to help enhance your presentations as related to MPTs and the MPT field.
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