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Generated: April 26, 2017

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Details for Patent: 6,375,972

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Which drugs does patent 6,375,972 protect, and when does it expire?


Patent 6,375,972 protects ILUVIEN and is included in one NDA.

This patent has one hundred and fifty-two patent family members in twenty-six countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,375,972

Title: Sustained release drug delivery devices, methods of use, and methods of manufacturing thereof
Abstract:A method and device for treating a mammalian organism to obtain a desired local or systemic physiological or pharmacological effect is provided. The method includes administering a sustained release drug delivery system to a mammalian organism in need of such treatment at an area wherein release of an effective agent is desired and allowing the effective agent to pass through the device in a controlled manner. The device includes an inner core or reservoir including the effective agent, an impermeable tube which encloses portions of the reservoir, and a permeable member at an end of the tube.
Inventor(s): Guo; Hong (Bellmont, MA), Ashton; Paul (Boston, MA)
Assignee: Control Delivery Systems, Inc. (Watertown, MA)
Application Number:09/558,207
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Use; Device;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Alimera Sciences Inc
ILUVIEN
fluocinolone acetonide
IMPLANT;INTRAVITREAL201923-001Sep 26, 2014RXYesYes6,375,972► SubscribeY TREATMENT OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,375,972

For Orange Book-listed patents (shown in the main table above) generic applications must certify that the listed patents are expired, invalid, or will not be infringed by generic entry.

The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,574,659Sustained release drug delivery devices, methods of use, and methods of manufacturing thereof► Subscribe
8,815,284Bioerodible sustained release drug delivery systems► Subscribe
7,439,249Inhibitors of phosphatases► Subscribe
9,192,579Sustained release drug delivery devices, methods of use, and methods of manufacturing thereof► Subscribe
8,871,241Injectable sustained release delivery devices► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,375,972

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Taiwan200509998► Subscribe
TaiwanI496597► Subscribe
Taiwan201422269► Subscribe
TaiwanI445559► Subscribe
Taiwan200526285► Subscribe
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