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Generated: December 18, 2017

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Details for Patent: 6,375,978

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Which drugs does patent 6,375,978 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 6,375,978 protects VIADUR and is included in one NDA.

This patent has seventeen patent family members in sixteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,375,978

Title: Rate controlling membranes for controlled drug delivery devices
Abstract:This invention provides rate controlling membranes for controlled drug delivery devices that are stable over time and exhibit more predictable and consistent membrane functionality. According to another aspect, the membranes have enhanced permeability. According to the invention, the rate controlling membrane of a controlled drug delivery device is subjected to a pre-treatment annealing process wherein it is subjected to an elevated temperature for a predetermined time period and subsequently cooled to ambient conditions before incorporation into a controlled drug delivery device.
Inventor(s): Kleiner; Lothar W. (Los Altos, CA), Gale; Robert M. (Los Altos, CA), Berggren; Randall G. (Livermore, CA), Tong; Gilbert T. (Union City, CA), Chen; Guohua (Sunnyvale, CA), Dionne; Keith E. (Cambridge, MA), Houston; Paul R. (Hayward, CA)
Assignee: ALZA Corporation (Mountain View, CA)
Application Number:09/213,213
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Device; Use;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted
Ortho Mcneil JanssenVIADURleuprolide acetateIMPLANT;IMPLANTATION021088-001Mar 3, 2000DISCNNoNo► Subscribe► Subscribe► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,375,978

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Argentina014065► Subscribe
Austria223208► Subscribe
Australia1623099► Subscribe
Canada2315890► Subscribe
China100388916► Subscribe
China1282240► Subscribe
Germany69807748► Subscribe
Denmark1041975► Subscribe
European Patent Office1041975► Subscribe
Spain2182379► Subscribe
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