Canadian launch for Starpharma's VivaGel

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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) has announced the launch of the VivaGel condom in Canada.

The produce has been launched by Ansell under the LifeStyles Dual Protect brand. They carry the VivaGel brand and Starpharma says it will receive royalties based on sales. 

According to the company, LifeStyles Dual Protect is the only condom of its type, providing barrier protection and incorporating the proprietary antiviral compound, astodrimer sodium (SPL7013, VivaGel) in the condom lubricant.

Starpharma CEO, Dr Jackie Fairley, said, “We are delighted to see LifeStyles Dual Protect with VivaGel launched in the North American market, a major commercial milestone for the product, and to be working once again with Ansell – one of the world’s leading protection companies.” 

According to Ansell’s Jeyan Heper, “As a global leader in protection solutions, Ansell's mission is to provide innovative solutions for safety, well-being and peace of mind. We pride ourselves on being highly innovative and the LifeStyles Dual Protect condom is a great example of a new and ground-breaking sexual-health product developed and commercialised by two Australian companies.”