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Details for Patent: 6,066,339

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Patent 6,066,339 protects AVINZA and is included in one NDA. There have been two Paragraph IV challenges on Avinza.

This patent has twelve patent family members in twelve countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,066,339

Title: Oral morphine multiparticulate formulation
Abstract:An oral morphine multiparticulate formulation for once-daily administration to a patient, comprising sustained release particles each having a core containing water soluble morphine and an osmotic agent, the core being coated with a rate-controlling polymer coat comprised of ammonio methacrylate copolymers in an amount sufficient to achieve therapeutically effective plasma levels of morphine over at least 24 hours in the patient.
Inventor(s): Stark; Paul (Althone, IE), Cunningham; Sean (Althone, IE), Moodley; Jagathesan (Althone, IE)
Assignee: Elan Corporation, plc (Dublin, IE)
Application Number:08/977,965
Patent Claim Types:
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Formulation;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Not categorized
Back Citations: 44th 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
King Pharms Llc
AVINZA
morphine sulfate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL021260-001Mar 20, 2002DISCNNo6,066,339► subscribeY
King Pharms Llc
AVINZA
morphine sulfate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL021260-005Dec 18, 2008DISCNNo6,066,339► subscribeY
King Pharms Llc
AVINZA
morphine sulfate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL021260-002Mar 20, 2002DISCNNo6,066,339► subscribeY
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,066,339

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria239454► subscribe
Australia5408098► subscribe
Canada2306333► subscribe
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