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Details for Patent: 5,686,060

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Patent 5,686,060 protects LUMASON and is included in one NDA.

This patent has one hundred and thirty-six patent family members in twenty-eight countries.

Summary for Patent: 5,686,060

Title: Stable microbubble suspensions comprising saturated phospholipids for ultrasound echography
Abstract:Disclosed are injectable suspensions of gas filled microbubbles in an aqueous carrier liquid usable as contrast agents in ultrasonic echography. The suspensions comprise amphipathic compounds of which at least one may be a laminarized phospholipid as a stabilizer of the microbubbles against collapse with time and pressure. The concentration of phospholipids in the carrier liquid is below 0.01% wt but is at least equal to or above that at which phospholipid molecules are present solely at the gas microbubble-liquid interface. Also disclosed is a method of preparation of the stable suspensions of air or gas filled microbubbles.
Inventor(s): Schneider; Michel (Troinex, CH), Brochot; Jean (Feigeres, FR), Puginier; Jerome (Le Chable-Beaumont, FR), Yan; Feng (Meyrin, CH)
Assignee: Bracco International BV (NL)
Application Number:08/420,677
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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted
BraccoLUMASONsulfur hexafluoride lipid-type a microspheresFOR SUSPENSION;INTRAVENOUS203684-001Oct 15, 2014RXYesYes► Subscribe► SubscribeYY► Subscribe
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 5,686,060

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
6,110,443 Dry stable formation to produce microbubble suspension for ultrasound► Subscribe
5,908,610 Stable microbubble suspensions comprising saturated phospholipios for ultrasonic echography► Subscribe
5,567,414 Stable microbubbles suspensions injectable into living organisms► Subscribe
6,136,293 Stable microbubbles suspensions containing saturated lamellar phospholipids► Subscribe
RE39146Long-lasting aqueous dispersions or suspensions of pressure-resistant gas-filled microvesicles and methods for the preparation thereof► Subscribe
5,863,520 Method of echographic imaging using polymeric gas or air filled microballoons► Subscribe
7,083,778Ultrasound contrast agents and methods of making and using them► Subscribe
7,033,574Stable microbubbles suspensions injectable into living organisms► Subscribe
5,711,933 Method of making polymeric gas or air filled microballoons for ultrasonic echography► Subscribe
5,271,928 Stable microbubbles suspensions injectable into living organisms► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,686,060

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria112173► Subscribe
Austria125711► Subscribe
Austria146972► Subscribe
Austria147636► Subscribe
Austria234638► Subscribe
Australia1033095► Subscribe
Australia2618197► Subscribe
Australia3186093► Subscribe
Australia3431795► Subscribe
Australia5336294► Subscribe
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