Adare Pharmaceuticals is trying to make an artificial vagina, and the results are looking promising.
The company, which is based in San Francisco, has developed a vaginal lubricant called Viva which it is testing in conjunction with a vagina clinic in New York City.
The product, which has a pH range of 5 to 10, is available in the U.S. and Canada and has a shelf life of five to six months, according to the company.
It also contains an active ingredient, a bioactive polysaccharide, which helps to maintain the integrity of vaginal walls, according a company blog.
The vaginal lubrication has been around for some time.
In 2015, a similar vaginal lubricator was tested in a clinical trial by the company, but the trial was discontinued due to a safety issue, according the company website.
Viva is not available for sale yet.
But the company has already gotten approval for the FDA to license the vaginal lubricants to a third-party manufacturer, Adare Healthcare Corp. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The vagina lab is a $4.9 million (U.S.) endeavor, and its focus is on treating women who suffer from postpartum depression.
There is also a lab in San Jose, California, that studies the vaginas of women undergoing chemotherapy.
The first vaginal lubrications were developed in the late 1960s, when vaginal tissues were still being worked on.
They were a little bit crude.
But now, with more technology available, they’re more effective than ever, said Ravi Sharma, the company’s president and CEO.
A woman who is using Viva could get her vagina working by applying a small amount of the vaginal lube.
She might rub her hand over her vulva, for example, or put a little gel on her labia.
In addition to vaginal lubricators, there is also vaginal gels made with glycerin and a gel that includes an active substance.
Sharma said the gel, which comes in a variety of colors, is more sensitive and can be rubbed more than the vaginal gel.
He said it can also be used to massage vulvas and to remove vaginal discharge.
It doesn’t remove the bacteria that cause postpartums depression, which can cause pain and a feeling of disorientation.
The vaginas lab is also working on other vaginal lubricating products, including a vaginal gel made of silicone and a vaginal lubed cream.