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Details for Patent: 6,352,717

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Patent 6,352,717 protects FORTOVASE and is included in one NDA.

Protection for FORTOVASE has been extended six months for pediatric studies, as indicated by the *PED designation in the table below.

This patent has thirty-seven patent family members in thirty-four countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,352,717

Title: Process for encapsulating shear sensitive fill masses into capsules and capsules containing shear sensitive fill masses
Abstract:The present invention provides a process for encapsulating a shear sensitive fill mass which contains a pharmaceutical active agent or nutrient, characterized in that said fill mass is heated and subsequently cooled, prior to the encapsulation. The invention also provides capsules comprising shear sensitive fill material obtained by the said process which have a high and constant dissolution rate.
Inventor(s): Alex; Rainer (Weil am Rhein, DE), Gerhards; Jurgen (Arlesheim, CH), Kraemer-Pittrof; Ingeborg (Rheinfelden, DE), Oeschger; Richard (Rheinsulz, CH), Rades; Thomas (Dunedin, NZ)
Assignee: Hoffman-La Roche Inc. (Nutley, NJ)
Application Number:09/440,731
Patent Claim Types:
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Dosage form; Process; Formulation;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 6th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Hoffmann La Roche
CAPSULE;ORAL020828-001Nov 7, 1997DISCNNo6,352,717*PEDMay 16, 2020Y
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 6,352,717

Foriegn Application Priority Data
Foreign Country Foreign Patent Number Foreign Patent Date
98121831Nov 17, 1998

International Patent Family for Patent: 6,352,717

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Peru12402000► subscribe
Hungary226498► subscribe
Indonesia30128► subscribe
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