This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition male sterilization
Treatment intra vas device (ivd)
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Shepherd Medical Company
Start date September 2006
End date September 2009
Trial size 90 participants
Trial identifier NCT00335361, G050215, NIH grant # R44HD046318


The study is to evaluate a device for male reproductive sterilization and determine if this device is successful at blocking the sperm.

Ninety subjects from two centers in the United Stated will be followed closely for 24 months.

If you are someone interested in a vasectomy, you may be eligible to participate in this clinical study.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Successful IVD implantation with vas deferens occlusion at 6 and 24 months post-implant.
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The IVD consists of a tubular silicone plug that is inserted into the lumen of the vas deferens to block the flow of semen.
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IVD implantation does not require the need to sever or permanently damage the vas deferens like the Ligation/Excision, Clip devices, Cautery
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techniques or Fascial Interposition require. One major advantage of the IVD is that it
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does not require excision and removal of a portion of the vas. Implantation of the IVD
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allows the vas deferens to remain intact and not be permanently damaged.
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Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Subject desires to undergo a vasectomy. 2. Freely consents to participate in the Study a 3. Agrees to provide a semen sample at regularized periods for at least 30 months. 4. Willing to use a redundant method of contraception until successful occlusion is confirmed. 5. Agrees to provide follow-up information. 6. Willing and able to understand and agree to follow all aspects of the procedures and Study requirements. 7. At least 18 years of age. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Has a condition permanently or temporarily making participation in the Study inadvisable. 2. Has a condition permanently or temporarily making a vasectomy inadvisable. 3. Has had a previous successful/unsuccessful vasectomy. 4. Has had an allergic reaction to silicone and/or ethylene.

Additional Information

Official title The Intra Vas Device (IVD) As A Means of Male Reproductive Sterilization A Single Armed Feasibility Study
Description This feasibility study is intended to collect pertinent clinical information on the use of the Shepherd Medical Intra Vas Device (IVD) necessary to support the design of a future pivotal study. The IVD is intended to occlude the vas deferens and thus accomplish male reproductive sterilization and to offer an additional method to vasectomy.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2007.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Shepherd Medical Company.