3Daughters is a clinical development company focused on evolutionary, even revolutionary Healthcare for Women.
We are starting by addressing a difficult, common but neglected problem, pain during IUD insertion. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the most effective forms of birth control, yet the ‘fear’ associated with insertion pain is the single greatest barrier for adoption. Our nonhormonal frameless intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception (product code 3D-001) is based on physics and geometry and designed to conform to a woman’s body. Current IUDs have a T-shape plastic frame with arms and dangling strings needed to confirm placement and for removal.
3D-001 is based on a revolutionary design composed of three small elliptical magnetic units. Each elliptical unit is inserted individually into the uterus through our i-GliderTM (inserter) and self-assembles into a stable triangle that floats gently to adapt to the ever-changing uterine environment. Our i-Glider will be far less painful than current IUD inserters and a simple magnetic retriever (r-GliderTM) completes the cycle – no strings needed.
For us it is all about our daughters and daughters everywhere that need more and better options for contraception.
And we are not stopping there! The 3Daughters uterine delivery technology is being developed for treating common problems, such as fibroids, abnormal bleeding and other conditions that could benefit from a more targeted therapy delivered directly into the uterus.
Women’s Health needs innovation and we are doing something about it!
Out with the old...
The T-shaped plastic frame for IUDs has been around for over 40 years and has hardly changed. IUDs are highly effective and women’s preferred choice of contraception. However, there is a pervasive ‘fear factor’ that prevents women from selecting an IUD. This fear has resulted from the pain, in many cases significant pain, that many women experience during IUD insertion (and retrieval). This is particularly true for younger women, and women who have not had children, where fear related to IUD pain is ‘almost universal’.
T-shaped IUDs also require annoying dangling strings to confirm placement and for removal. The strings are a nuisance factor for women and their partners.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), “Unintended pregnancy persists as a major public health problem in the United States” and increasing access to intrauterine devices will help. Younger women between the ages of 15-25 have the greatest number of unintended pregnancies and many (42%) result in abortion.
Women in this age group are particularly fearful of IUD placement because of the insertion pain. Although lowering unintended pregnancy rates requires multiple approaches, increasing use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in this younger population should lessen the number of unplanned pregnancies. 3Daughters goal is to radically transform the IUD market by eliminating major barriers to adoption, especially for younger women.
... And in with the new
In stark contrast to T-shaped IUDs, 3Daughters has a newly designed frameless, magnetic nonhormonal intrauterine device. Instead of a plastic frame with arms and dangling strings, our IUD is based on physics and geometry and naturally conforms to a woman’s body by gently floating in the uterus.
Our priority is women, resolving neglected, difficult problems and offering an improved contraceptive experience. We ‘check the boxes’ for what women want and need for a new improved IUD:
Nearly all women use contraception in their lifetimes, and we plan to make it better.
With 3Daughter’s technology, we will also address other conditions (bleeding, fibroids) that could benefit from our unique uterine delivery platform.
3Daughters is committed to a quality-focused culture with our highest priority placed on the safety, efficacy, and reliability of our products, the quality of data supporting regulatory submissions, and interactions with our stakeholders. We maintain quality with appropriate systems and processes in place to drive quality-focused behaviors and ensure decision-making based on what is best for product quality, patient safety, and the needs of healthcare practitioners that utilize our products. 3Daughters conducts our business in compliance with applicable quality regulations, codes, and standards following Company Policies and Procedures. 3Daughters Quality Policy is implemented through a comprehensive Quality Management System.