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Details for Patent: 6,607,748

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Patent 6,607,748 protects OLEPTRO and RYZOLT and is included in two NDAs. There have been zero Paragraph IV challenges on Oleptro and Ryzolt

This patent has twenty-nine patent family members in twenty-six countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,607,748

Title: Cross-linked high amylose starch for use in controlled-release pharmaceutical formulations and processes for its manufacture
Abstract:The present invention relates to a novel form of cross-linked high amylose starch and processes for its manufacture. Such cross-linked high amylose starch is useful as an excipient in a controlled-release pharmaceutical formulation when compressed with pharmaceutical agent(s) in a tablet. Such cross-linked high amylose starch is prepared by (a) cross-linking and chemical modification of high amylose starch, (b) gelatinization, and (c) drying to obtain a powder of said controlled release excipient. In a preferred embodiment, such cross-linked high amylose starch is prepared in the following steps: (1) granular cross-linking and additional chemical modification (e.g., hydroxypropylation) of high-amylose starch; (2) thermal gelatinization of the starch from step (1); and (3) drying the starch from step (2) to yield a powder capable of being used as a controlled release excipient.
Inventor(s): Lenaerts; Vincent (Montreal (Quebec), CA), Beck; Roland Herwig Friedrich (Valparaiso, IN), Van Bogaert; Elsie (B-2880 Bornem, BE), Chouinard; Francois (Lorriane (Quebec), CA), Hopcke; Reiner (D-47533 Kleve, DE), Desevaux; Cyril (Saint-Hubert (Quebec), CA)
Application Number:09/606,399
Patent Claim Types:
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Composition; Compound; Dosage form; Process; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 24th percentile
Forward Citations: 3rd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Angelini Pharma
trazodone hydrochloride
TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL022411-001Feb 2, 2010DISCNYesNo6,607,748► subscribeY
Angelini Pharma
trazodone hydrochloride
TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL022411-002Feb 2, 2010DISCNYesNo6,607,748► subscribeY
Purdue Pharma
tramadol hydrochloride
TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL021745-001Dec 30, 2008DISCNYesNo6,607,748► subscribeY
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,607,748

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Israel153654► subscribe
Hungary0301302► subscribe
Hong Kong1059574► subscribe
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