The Parsemus Foundation works to create meaningful improvements in human and animal health and welfare by advancing innovative and neglected medical research.

IV iron infusion quickly alleviates anemia Improvements in intravenous iron supplementation mean people with iron deficiency are taking a fresh look. Read About the Benefits Grant for undergrad male contraception projects Apply now for Male Contraceptive Initiative Youth Advisory Board Undergrad Grant, supported by Parsemus Read About the Grant Study shows common diabetes drug improves COVID-19 outcomes COVID-OUT trial finds that metformin reduces odds of serious outcomes for overweight COVID-19 patients. Read About the Study New infographic on prostate swelling in aging men Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) prostate swelling affects the lower urinary tract. Treat BPH without surgery! See & Share Infographic NEXT Life Sciences to lead Vasalgel development Group has the resources needed for the next steps to completion, including clinical trials and regulatory review. Read the Announcement New Infographic on Spay & Neuter Risks Conventional spay & neuter deprive dogs of the health benefits of natural hormones, but alternatives exist See & Share Infographic

Vasalgel

A long-acting, nonhormonal, reversible male contraceptive under development.

COVID-19

Research that focuses on simple, inexpensive therapies that are available now.

Veterinarians

Veterinarians offering ovary-sparing spay, vasectomy, and other alternatives.

Our Mission

The Parsemus Foundation works to create meaningful improvements in human and animal health and welfare by advancing innovative and neglected medical research. The foundation’s focus is on supporting small proof-of-concept studies and then pursuing press coverage of the results, so that the advances change treatment practice rather than disappearing into the scientific literature. Many of the studies we support involve low-cost approaches that are not under patent. When supporting development of technologies under patent, the Parsemus Foundation coordinates with larger funders to make sure support is contingent upon strong public-sector pricing agreements.
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Featured Studies

We’re sorry, you are not eligible for the nationwide COVID-OUT or ACTIV-6 studies, but you may be eligible for other federal trials:

And if you don’t find a match there, this slightly more complex clinical trials finder includes studies sponsored by companies as well:

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