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Claims for Patent: 7,622,130

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Claims for Patent: 7,622,130

Title:Methods and compositions for the non-surgical removal of fat
Abstract: Compositions and methods useful in the non-surgical removal of localized fat deposits in patients in need thereof using pharmacologically active detergents are disclosed. The pharmacologically active detergent compositions can additionally include anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, dispersion agents and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients but do not contain phosphotidylcholine. The pharmacologically active detergent compositions are useful for treating localized accumulations of fat including lower eyelid fat herniation, lipodystrophy and fat deposits associated with cellulite and do not require surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Inventor(s): Kolodney; Michael S. (Santa Monica, CA), Rotunda; Adam M. (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA-Medical Center (Torrance, CA) The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Application Number:11/054,171
Patent Claims: 1. A method for non-surgical removal of a localized fat deposit in a patient having such a deposit and desiring to remove such a deposit, wherein the deposit is contacted with a composition consisting essentially of an effective amount of up to 5% deoxycholic acid or salt thereof and an excipient wherein said deoxycholic acid or salt thereof is a sole fat removing component and wherein the composition does not include phosphatidylcholine.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein said salt is the sodium salt of deoxycholic acid.
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