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Details for Patent: 6,251,426

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Patent 6,251,426 protects MIDOL LIQUID GELS and is included in one NDA.

This patent has nine patent family members in eight countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,251,426

Title: Ibuprofen-containing softgels
Abstract:Liquid softgel fill formulations containing ibuprofen in free acid form, and softgel capsules comprised of a gelatin sheath enclosing such fill formulations, are prepared by dissolving more than 30% of ibuprofen in free acid form in polyethylene glycol and at least 10% by weight of a polyvinylpyrrolidone having an average molecular weight of from about 2,000 to about 54,000. The formulations may also include a surfactant to increase the bioavailability of the ibuprofen.
Inventor(s): Gullapalli; Rampurna Prasad (Greensboro, NC)
Assignee: Banner Pharmacaps, Inc. (High Point, NC)
Application Number:09/389,003
Patent Claim Types:
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Formulation; Dosage form;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Bionpharma Inc
MIDOL LIQUID GELS
ibuprofen
CAPSULE;ORAL021472-001Oct 18, 2002OTCYesYes► Subscribe► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,251,426

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Japan2003508434► Subscribe
European Patent Office1207872► Subscribe
Germany60034044► Subscribe
Canada2382292► Subscribe
Australia780212► Subscribe
Australia7094900► Subscribe
Austria357229► Subscribe
Poland362850► Subscribe
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)0115688► Subscribe
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