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|Title:||Metered dose inhaler for salmeterol|
|Abstract:||A metered dose inhaler having part or all of its internal metallic surfaces coated with one or more fluorocarbon polymers, optionally in combination with one or more non-fluorocarbon polymers, for dispensing an inhalation drug formulation comprising salmeterol, or a salt thereof, and a fluorocarbon propellant, optionally in combination with one or more other pharmacologically active agents and one or more excipients.|
|Inventor(s):||Ashurst; Ian C. (Ware, GB), Britto; Ignatius Loy (Cary, NC), Herman; Craig Steven (Raleigh, NC), Li-Bovet; Li (Chapel Hill, NC), Riebe; Michael Thomas (Raleigh, NC)|
|Assignee:||SmithKline Beecham Corp. (Philadelphia, PA)|
Patent Claim Types:|
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|Composition; Formulation; Delivery; Device;|
Back Citations: 132nd percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile
|Patent Number||Expiration Date|
|6,524,555||February 25, 2015|
|Country||Document Number||Estimated Expiration||Supplementary Protection Certificate||SPC Country||SPC Expiration|
|Denmark||0820323||<disabled in preview>|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||000892||<disabled in preview>|
|Germany||69630111||<disabled in preview>|
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