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Last Updated: January 26, 2023

Details for Patent: 6,681,768

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Which drugs does patent 6,681,768 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 6,681,768 protects DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and TUDORZA PRESSAIR and is included in two NDAs.

Summary for Patent: 6,681,768
Title: Powder formulation disintegrating system and method for dry powder inhalers
Abstract:A disperser for dry powders which can be used with different dose systems, dose weights ranging from 2 to 25 mg and different types of powder formulation. In one embodiment, the disperser acts both as a de-agglomeration (disintegration; aerosolization) means and as an air classifier for especially adhesive mixtures. Only fine drug particles are emitted whereas the larger agglomerates and carrier crystals are retained by the disperser. Another embodiment enables time controlled release of carrier crystals in these mixtures. Yet another embodiment has optimized performance with spherical pellets, containing no carrier crystals. Other possible embodiments of the invention make it possible to control the total inhaler resistance and the powder deposition in the upper respiratory tract by means of the addition of a so-called sheath flow of clean air. Modifications also enable carrier retainment in the mouthpiece and elimination of the tangential flow component of the discharge cloud.
Inventor(s): Haaije de Boer; Anne (Drachten, NL), Frijlink; Henderik Willem (Eelde, NL), Gjaltema; Doetie (Oosterwolde, NL), Goede; Joachim (Hanau, DE), Hagedoorn; Paul (Assen, NL)
Assignee: Sofotec GmbH & Co. KG (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Application Number:10/177,433
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Drugs Protected by US Patent 6,681,768

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Submissiondate
Covis DUAKLIR PRESSAIR aclidinium bromide; formoterol fumarate POWDER, METERED;INHALATION 210595-001 Mar 29, 2019 RX Yes Yes See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
Covis TUDORZA PRESSAIR aclidinium bromide POWDER, METERED;INHALATION 202450-001 Jul 23, 2012 RX Yes Yes See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
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