SPL7013 Products

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SPL7013 (or VivaGel® or astodrimer sodium) is an innovative proprietary dendrimer that is antiviral and blocks bacteria. Starpharma has developed and commercialised a number of products that contain SPL7013, including a topical nasal spray intended for cold/respiratory viruses, a topical gel for bacterial vaginosis (BV), and an antiviral condom against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


VIRALEZE™ Nasal Spray

VIRALEZE™ is a broad-spectrum nasal spray intended to provide a moisturising and protective barrier in the nose that traps and blocks cold/respiratory viruses. VIRALEZE™ contains SPL7013, which has been shown in multiple laboratory studies to trap and block a broad spectrum of cold/respiratory viruses, helping to prevent their adhesion, multiplication and spread.

VIRALEZE™ is registered as a medical device in a number of countries including in the UK, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Brand name and product claims may differ by market. VIRALEZE™ is not approved for use or supply in Australia.

VIRALEZE™ was developed with the support of $1 million in funding by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Biomedical Translation Bridge program, with support from UniQuest.


VivaGel® BV

VivaGel® BV is a novel, non-antibiotic vaginal gel for BV. VivaGel® BV is registered as a medical device in more than 45 countries, has been licensed in 160 countries, and is sold under different brand names in the UK (Betafem® BV Gel), Europe (Betadine BV™), Southeast Asia (Betadine™ BV Gel), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (Fleurstat BVgel).


VivaGel® Condom

Starpharma’s VivaGel® condom is the world’s first and only antiviral condom. The condom lubricant contains VivaGel® and has been launched in Japan, Australia, Canada, and Europe.

The physical barrier of the condom provides primary protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The condom is lubricated with VivaGel® lubricant.  VivaGel® (SPL7013, or astodrimer sodium) is an antiviral agent proven, in laboratory studies only, to inactivate HIV, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human papillomavirus (HPV), which are viruses that cause STIs.