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Contraception Research and Development (CONRAD)

CONRAD exists to make possible the rapid development of safe, acceptable, affordable products that provide contraception and/or prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infections. This broad scope enables us to help ensure that the emerging and changing needs of women and men in under-resourced parts of the world are acted on in swift and practical ways.

CONRAD's overall goal is to improve reproductive health, especially in developing countries.  This is accomplished through:

  • Cultivating promising research in institutions worldwide
  • Engaging in preclinical research
  • Conducting clinical trials
  • Partnering with private industry to get new products on the market
  • Collaborating with other agencies, foundations, and non-governmental organizations
  • Training investigators throughout the world in preclinical and clinical research techniques