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Summary for Patent: 9,962,338
Title:Method of making particles for use in a pharmaceutical composition
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making composite active particles for use in a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, the method comprising a milling step in which particles of active material are milled in the presence of particles of an additive material which is suitable for the promotion of the dispersal of the composite active particles upon actuation of an inhaler. The invention also relates to compositions for inhalation prepared by the method.
Inventor(s): Staniforth; John Nicholas (Wiltshire, GB), Green; Matthew Michael (Wiltshire, GB), Morton; David Alexander Vodden (Wiltshire, GB)
Assignee: VECTURA LIMITED (Chippenham, Wiltshire, GB)
Application Number:15/079,171
Patent Claims: 1. Composite active particles for use in a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, each composite active particle comprising a particle of active material and a particle of magnesium stearate fused on the surface of the particle of active material, the composite active particles having a mass median aerodynamic diameter of not more than 10 .mu.m.

2. Composite active particles of claim 1, which are in the form of agglomerated composite active particles.

3. Composite active particles of claim 1, wherein the particle of magnesium stearate forms a coating on the surface of the particle of active material.

4. Composite active particles of claim 3, wherein the coating is a discontinuous coating.

5. Composite active particles of claim 3, wherein the coating is not more than 1 .mu.m thick.

6. Composite active particles of claim 1, wherein each composite active particle further comprises an amino acid on the surface of the particle of active material.

7. Composite active particles of claim 1, wherein each composite active particle further comprises a phospholipid on the surface of the particle of active material.

8. Composite active particles of claim 1, wherein the active material comprises one or more of a steroid, a cromone, a .beta.2 agonist, and a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

9. Composite active particles of claim 1, wherein the active material comprises one or more of terbutaline, salbutamol, salmeterol, formoterol, glycopyrrolate, ipratropium bromide, beclomethasone dipropionate, fluticasone, sodium cromoglycate, and nedocromil.

10. A pharmaceutical composition comprising composite active particles as claimed in claim 1.

11. A pharmaceutical composition as claimed in claim 10, which is a dry powder and is suitable for use in a dry powder inhaler.

12. A pharmaceutical composition as claimed in claim 10, which further comprises a propellant and is suitable for use in a pressurized metered dose inhaler.

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