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Summary for Patent: 8,586,005
Title:Ultrasound contrast agent dosage formulation
Abstract: Clinical studies have been conducted and specific dosage formulations developed using polymeric microparticles having incorporated therein perfluorocarbon gases that provide significantly enhanced images of long duration. The dosage formulation includes microparticles formed of a biocompatible polymer, preferably including a lipid incorporated therein, and containing a perfluorocarbon that is a gas at body temperature. The microparticles are provided to a patient in an amount effective to enhance ultrasound imaging in the ventricular chambers for more than 5 minutes or in the mycocardium for more than a minute, in a dose ranging from 0.025 to 8.0 mg microparticles/kg body weight. Preferably the dose ranges from 0.05 to 4.0 mg microparticles/kg body weight. The dosage formulation typically is provided in a vial. A typical formulation is in the form of a dry powder that is reconstituted with sterile water prior to use by adding the water to the vial or syringe of the dry powder and shaking to yield an isosmotic or isotonic suspension of microparticles.
Inventor(s): Walovitch; Richard (Framingham, MA), Bernstein; Howard (Cambridge, MA), Chickering, III; Donald (Framingham, MA), Straub; Julie (Winchester, MA)
Assignee: Acusphere, Inc. (Lexington, MA)
Application Number:11/834,111
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 8,586,005

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 001 2006-05-25   Start Trial Acusphere, Inc. (Lexington, MA) 2024-06-04 search
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 1 2006-05-25   Start Trial Acusphere, Inc. (Lexington, MA) 2024-06-04 search
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