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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
Patent Claim Types:
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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
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)9101126Feb 07, 1991
United States of America5077049Dec 31, 1991
United States of America5324519Jun 28, 1994
United States of America5368859Nov 29, 1994
United States of America5487897Jan 30, 1996
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