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Details for Patent: 8,461,350

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Details for Patent: 8,461,350

Title:Bendamustine pharmaceutical compositions
Abstract: The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations of lyophilized bendamustine suitable for pharmaceutical use. The present invention further provides methods of producing lyophilized bendamustine. The pharmaceutical formulations can be used for any disease that is sensitive to treatment with bendamustine, such as neoplastic diseases.
Inventor(s): Brittain; Jason Edward (El Cajon, CA), Franklin; Joe Craig (Tulsa, OK)
Assignee: Cephalon, Inc. (Frazer, PA)
Filing Date:Oct 18, 2012
Application Number:13/654,898
Claims:1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride, mannitol, water, and a solvent that is ethanol, n-propanol, n-butanol, isopropanol, methanol, ethyl acetate, dimethyl carbonate, acetonitrile, dichloromethane, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, acetone, 1-pentanol, methyl acetate, carbon tetrachloride, dimethyl sulfoxide, hexafluoroacetone, chlorobutanol, dimethyl sulfone, acetic acid, cyclohexane, or a combination thereof.

2. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 1, wherein the solvent is ethanol, n-propanol, n-butanol, isopropanol, methanol, 1-pentanol, or a combination thereof.

3. The pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present at a concentration of about 5 to 20 mg/ml, the mannitol is present at a concentration of about 10-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present at a concentration of about 1-20% (v/v).

4. The pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present at a concentration of about 5 to 20 mg/ml, the mannitol is present at a concentration of about 10-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present at a concentration of about 5-40% (v/v).

5. The pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present at a concentration of about 12 to 17 mg/ml, the mannitol is present at a concentration of about 20-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present at a concentration of about 5-15% (v/v).

6. The pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present at a concentration of about 15 mg/ml, the mannitol is present at a concentration of about 25.5 mg/ml, and the solvent is present at a concentration of about 10% (v/v).

7. A lyophilized pharmaceutical composition made from the pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1.

8. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 7, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 5 to 20 mg/ml, the mannitol is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 10-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 1-20% (v/v).

9. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 7, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 5-20 mg/ml, the mannitol is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 10-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 5-40% (v/v).

10. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 7, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 12-17 mg/ml, the mannitol is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 20-30 mg/ml, and the solvent is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 5-15% (v/v).

11. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 7, wherein the bendamustine or bendamustine hydrochloride is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 15 mg/ml, the mannitol is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 25.5 mg/ml, and the solvent is present in the pharmaceutical composition at a concentration of about 10% (v/v).

12. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 7 containing not more than about 0.5% bendamustine ethylester.

13. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 8 containing not more than about 0.5% bendamustine ethylester.

14. The lyophilized pharmaceutical composition according to claim 9 containing not more than about 0.5% bendamustine ethylester.
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