Starpharma (ASX:SPL) granted marketing approval for condom in Europe

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by Rachael Jones

Starpharma (ASX SPL) has been granted marketing approval for the VivaGel® condom in Europe.

It is the only condom of its type incorporating the proprietary compound, astodrimer sodium (SPL7013, VivaGel®) in the condom lubricant.

The European approval applies to all 28 member states of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, a total population of approximately 525 million people.

Starpharma’s marketing partner in Europe, LifeStyles (formerly Ansell) will now undertake marketing preparations ahead of the launch under the brand name Absolute™ DUAL PROTECTION.

The VivaGel® condom is also approved for sale in Japan, Canada and Australia.

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