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Our team is dedicated to the vision that a long-acting, non-hormonal, reversible male contraceptive will improve the quality of life for men and their female partners and will reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies worldwide.

Social Mission

Revolution Contraceptives believes in empowering men worldwide to better control their reproduction with a reliable, safe, cost-effective, and reversible contraceptive.

History

Revolution Contraceptives was originally formed in 2013 as a social venture by the Parsemus Foundation, for the purpose of developing Vasalgel. The Parsemus Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 2005 by Elaine Lissner to create meaningful improvements in human and animal health and welfare by advancing innovative and neglected medical research. Ms. Lissner’s interest in male contraception began during her undergraduate studies at Stanford University. She subsequently wrote several popular articles on the topic and founded the Male Contraception Information Project prior to creating the Parsemus Foundation. Ms. Lissner was inspired to start the Vasalgel project to expand contraceptive options worldwide.

Management

  • Edward Gillis CEO, Revolution Contraceptives

    Experience leading early-stage medical device and pharmaceutical companies through pre-clinical and clinical development. (read more)

  • Douglas Grant Business Development Advisor, Revolution Contraceptives

    Business and market development leader with success in launching early-stage healthcare innovations. (read more)

  • Linda Brent, PhD, MBA Executive Director, Parsemus Foundation

    Scientist and nonprofit leader with experience in organizational development, nonhuman primate behavior, animal welfare, research and funding. (read more)

Board of Directors

  • Edward Gillis CEO, Revolution Contraceptives

    Experience leading early-stage medical device and pharmaceutical companies through pre-clinical and clinical development. (read more)

  • Gary Gamerman, JD Founder & President, Seraphim Life Sciences Consulting, LLC, Board of Directors, Revolution Contraceptives

    Extensive experience as leader, executive, and consultant in development and commercialization of biomedical products, especially in the area of contraception. (read more)

  • Elaine Lissner Founder & Trustee, Parsemus Foundation, Board of Directors, Revolution Contraceptives

    Longtime advocate of male contraceptive development dedicated to developing affordable and accessible options. (read more)

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