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Details for Patent: 6,692,763

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Patent 6,692,763 protects MENOSTAR and is included in one NDA.

This patent has thirty-six patent family members in twenty-five countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,692,763

Title: Methods for treating postmenopausal women using ultra-low doses of estrogen
Abstract:The present invention provides methods for treating physical conditions resulting from postmenopausel estrogen decline in a postmenopausel subject, and in particular methods for reducing the risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in a postmenopausal subject. The present invention also provides a kit for carrying out the methods of the present invention.
Inventor(s): Cummings; Steven R. (Mill Valley, CA), Ettinger; Bruce (San Francisco, CA), Ellman; Herman (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (Oakland, CA) The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (Oakland, CA) Berlex Laboratories, Inc. (Richmond, CA)
Application Number:09/554,789
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Delivery; Device;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 13th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Bayer Hlthcare
MENOSTAR
estradiol
FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL021674-001Jun 8, 2004RXYes6,692,763► subscribeY PREVENTION OF POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 6,692,763

PCT Information
PCT FiledNovember 21, 1998PCT Application Number:PCT/US98/24677
PCT Publication Date:June 03, 1999PCT Publication Number: WO99/26631

Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,692,763

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,692,763

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Japan2004083599► subscribe
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Iceland2132► subscribe
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