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Details for Patent: 5,860,946

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Patent 5,860,946 protects VAGIFEM and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Vagifem.

This patent has six patent family members in six countries.

Summary for Patent: 5,860,946

Title: Instrument for inserting a suppository
Abstract:In an instrument for inserting a suppository, which instrument comprises a tubular housing (31) with a first end adapted to receive said suppository between two tongues (30) and a second end through which a plunger (22) is inserted in the tube, which plunger has a first end having a circular cross section and two axially spaced circumferential flanges (26, 27) and a second end projecting from the second end of the tube (31). The first end of the tube has an inwardly extending shoulder (25) which engage between said flanges (26, 27) and the first end of the piston is by radial slots divided into an uneven number of sectors (29). The plunger (22) has between its first end and a press button (24) at its second end angular spaced radial walls (21) abutting the inner wall of the tube (31) and axial spaced disc shaped walls are provided having a diameter corresponding to the inner diameter of the tube (31).
Inventor(s): Hofstatter; Thibaud (Helsing.o slashed.r, DK)
Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S (Bagsvaerd, DK)
Application Number:08/886,588
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Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 4th percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Novo Nordisk Inc
VAGIFEM
estradiol
TABLET;VAGINAL020908-002Nov 25, 2009RXYes5,860,946► subscribeY
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 5,860,946

Foriegn Application Priority Data
Foreign Country Foreign Patent Number Foreign Patent Date
Denmark0752/96Jul 05, 1996

International Patent Family for Patent: 5,860,946

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria240764► subscribe
Australia3254397► subscribe
Canada2258310► subscribe
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