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Details for Patent: 5,978,698

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Patent 5,978,698 protects AGGRASTAT and is included in two NDAs.

This patent has three patent family members in one country.

Summary for Patent: 5,978,698

Title: Angioplasty procedure using nonionic contrast media
Abstract:A method for treating patients in need of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty which comprises administering nonionic contract media to the patient and treating the patient with a fibrinogen receptor antagonist.
Inventor(s): Sax; Frederic L. (Villanova, PA)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/943,872
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Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 2nd percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
tirofiban hydrochloride
INJECTABLE;INJECTION020912-001May 14, 1998DISCNNoNo5,978,698► subscribe
tirofiban hydrochloride
SOLUTION;INJECTION020912-002Aug 31, 2016RXYesYes5,978,698► subscribe
tirofiban hydrochloride
INJECTABLE;INJECTION020913-002May 17, 2002RXYesNo5,978,698► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,978,698

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
United Kingdom9720996► subscribe
United Kingdom9626396► subscribe
United Kingdom2318053► subscribe
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