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Summary for Patent: 5,599,552

Title: Biodegradable polymer composition
Abstract:The invention is directed to a composition composed of a thermoplastic or thermosetting polymer which is capable of forming a biodegradable and/or bioerodible microporous, solid or gelatinous polymer matrix. The matrix is useful as an implant in animals for enhancing regeneration of cells and tissue, such as bone and nerve cells, or for delivery of biologically-active substances to tissue or organs. The composition is administered to an implant site as a liquid. The invention also includes a method of preventing and treating disorders and diseases, such as bone or nerve growth disorders, or of altering body functions such as birth control, using the compositions and implants of the invention.
Inventor(s): Dunn; Richard L. (Fort Collins, CO), Tipton; Arthur J. (Fort Collins, CO), Southard; George L. (Fort Collins, CO), Rogers; Jack A. (Fort Collins, CO)
Assignee: Atrix Laboratories, Inc. (Fort Collins, CO)
Application Number:08/249,630
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Composition; Formulation; Device; Use;
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,599,552

Country Document Number Publication Date Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
European Patent Office0539751Feb 18, 1998
Germany69433843Jun 23, 2005
Japan2003093498Apr 02, 2003
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