Media Resources

Parsemus Foundation Press Information

About Parsemus Foundation

Parsemus Foundation works to create meaningful improvements in human and animal health and welfare by advancing innovative and neglected medical research. The foundation supports proof-of-concept studies and then seeks to raise awareness of results, to ensure that they change treatment practice rather than disappear into the scientific literature. Many of the studies the foundation supports involve low-cost approaches that are not under patent, and are thus unlikely to be pursued by pharmaceutical companies due to limited profit potential.

Parsemus Foundation’s main focus has been developing Vasalgel as a non-hormonal male contraceptive. For information on Vasalgel, including publications, past press coverage, and media resources, please see the Revolution Contraceptives website.

The foundation also works on pet contraception, including calcium chloride nonsurgical neuter and hormone-sparing sterilization options; noninvasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate); and serves as a resource for information on over-used medical procedures, innovative breast cancer treatment, aldosterone and hearing, and the effect of testosterone and DHA on Alzheimer’s disease.

For media coverage of our projects, please contact us at media@parsemusfoundation.org

Images and Media Files

Vasalgel Animated Video, Animated GIFs, Implant Diagrams, And Infographics

Mechanism of Action HD Video

Vasalgel animated video in 1080p resolution.
(File available on request)

Still Image

Vasalgel in the vas. Caption: The Vasalgel polymer forms a soft, flexible barrier to block sperm.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Infographic

How does Vasalgel work?
(High-resolution version available on request)

Animated GIF

Vasalgel injection site in vas deferens
(File available on request)

Animated GIF

Free flow of sperm after reversal
(File available on request)

Animated GIF

Sperm blocked by Vasalgel
(File available on request)

Still Image

Vasalgel injection site. Caption: Vasalgel is injected into the vas deferens, the duct that carries sperm.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Implant Diagram

Location of Vasalgel implant in anatomy.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Animated GIF

Accessing the vas deferens
(File available on request)

Animated GIF

Filling vas deferens with Vasalgel
(File available on request)

Animated GIF

Dissolving Vasalgel with fluid to restore sperm passage
(File available on request)

Vasalgel Sample Photos

Lab Sample Photo

Vasalgel on a gray ground.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Lab Sample Photo

Vasalgel on a gray ground.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Vasalgel Marketing Graphics

Wordmark

Vasalgel
(High-resolution version available on request)

Wordmark and logo

Vasalgel wordmark, Vasalgel tagline, and Revolution Contraceptives logo
(High-resolution version available on request)

Graphics And Photos From Our Partners

Infographic

WHO Department of Economic and Social Affairs: World Contraceptive Patterns, 2015
(High-resolution version available on request)

Infographic

Current Options In Male Contraception: Worldwide Usage and Reliability.
(High-resolution version available on request)

Executive And Associate Headshots

Elaine Lissner, Founder, Parsemus Foundation and Board of Trustees, Revolution Contraceptives, LLC
(High-resolution version available on request)

Linda Brent, PhD, MBA, Executive Director, Parsemus Foundation and Managing Director, Revolution Contraceptives, LLC
(High-resolution version available on request)