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Generated: June 19, 2018

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Claims for Patent: 4,231,938

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Summary for Patent: 4,231,938
Title: Hypocholesteremic fermentation products and process of preparation
Abstract:Substances isolated after cultivation of a microorganism belonging to the genus Aspergillus in a culture medium comprise a compound designated MSD803 which has the lactone structure: ##STR1## as well as its free hydroxy acid form. Together with salts and esters of the free acid form, these compounds form a class of highly active hypocholesteremic and hypolipemic medicaments.
Inventor(s): Monaghan; Richard L. (Somerset, NJ), Alberts; Alfred W. (Short Hills, NJ), Hoffman; Carl H. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Albers-Schonberg; George (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:06/048,946
Patent Litigation and PTAB cases: See patent lawsuits and PTAB cases for patent 4,231,938
Patent Claims: 1. The compound of the formula ##STR5##

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