The team that was working on this technology was given $1 million. Kim Woodrow, a UW assistant professor of bioengineering, said, “We have the drugs to do that. It's really about delivering them in a way that makes them more potent , and allows a woman to want to use it,” reported Hindustan Times.
This new method involves controlled release of multiple compounds. The fibers are tuned in such a way that the fibers have different release properties, one fabric dissolves within some minutes to provide immediate protection, while other fabrics dissolves gradually in few days which provides protection against HIV, said Cameron Ball, the co-author.
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