Electrically spun cloth could be the next birth-control breakthrough

12/10/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Bioengineering researchers created an electrically woven cloth of microscopic fibers that could be a breakthrough in birth control. The material, created by University of Washington researcher Kim Woodrow and two graduate students, can be shaped to provide a physical barrier that imitates a diaphragm or cervical cap, as well as a quickly dissolving device similar to vaginal contraceptive films. "Our long-term goal is to create a technology that can deliver contraceptives and prevent HIV at the same time," Woodrow said. "We want to develop products that women can control, use discreetly without having to negotiate with their partners."

View Full Article in:

Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Account Executive, National Accounts
NWEA
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Instructional Specialist
Community Training and Assistance Center
Richmond, VA
Senior Associate, School Turnaround
Community Training and Assistance Center
Richmond, VA
Mathematics Content Specialist II
NWEA
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Account Executive, Major Accounts
NWEA
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacremento, San Diego, CA