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BUSM/BMC receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop next generation condom
Date:11/26/2013

(Boston) The department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Karen Buch, MD, a third year radiology resident at BMC, and Ducksoo Kim, MD, professor of radiology at BUSM and director of the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at BMC, will use nanotechnology to develop a next-generation condom to prevent breakage and improve efficiency in order broaden its appeal and increase usage.

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) provides funding worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in solving persistent global health challenges. This project is one of more than 80 funded through Round 11 of the GCE. Winners demonstrated a bold idea critical global heath and development topic areas, which included the development of the next generation condom.

According to the Grand Challenges in Global Health website, condoms have been used for approximately 400 years and are an effective method of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections and preventing pregnancy. However, the widely-held stigma about condoms is that they decrease sensation and pleasure during intercourse. In order to increase their usage, BUSM/BMC researchers will investigate ways to create an innovative condom that would debunk the stigma by increasing sensation.

With this grant, Buch and Kim will develop a nanoparticle coating for condoms that will make them more comfortable and stronger while simultaneously keeping them thin to preserve and increase sensation in order to make them more appealing to use.

"We are honored to be a recipient of a GCE grant project in order to examine this important public health issue," said Buch and Kim. "We look forward to using nanotechnology to create a condom that is both effective and does not diminish sensation, which could help convince m
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Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center
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