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Details for Patent: 7,566,445

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Patent 7,566,445 protects PROAIR HFA and is included in one NDA.

This patent has sixteen patent family members in thirteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,566,445

Title:Medicinal aerosols and methods of delivery thereof
Abstract:This invention provides a medicinal aerosol formulation comprising a particulate medicament, a fluorocarbon propellant and 6% to 25% w/w of the total formulation of a polar co-solvent, wherein the aerosol formulation is free of surfactant. This invention also provides a medicinal aerosol formulation, including one or more particulate medicaments, one or more fluorocarbon or hydrocarbon or aliphatic gas propellants and 6% to 25% w/w of a polar co-solvent. In addition, this invention provides a canister suitable for delivering a pharmaceutical aerosol formulation, which comprises a container capable of withstanding the vapour pressure of the propellant used, which container is closed with a metering valve and contains a pharmaceutical aerosol formulation which comprises particulate medicament, a propellant, and 6% to 25% of a polar co-solvent, which is substantially free of surfactant, wherein the propellant comprises a fluorocarbon.
Inventor(s): Millar; Fiona Catherine (Waterford, IE)
Assignee: Norton Healthcare Limited (GB)
Application Number:08/999,752
Patent Claim Types:
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Formulation; Delivery;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 85th percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Teva Branded Pharm
PROAIR HFA
albuterol sulfate
AEROSOL, METERED;INHALATION021457-001Oct 29, 2004RXYes7,566,445► subscribeY
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 7,566,445

Foriegn Application Priority Data
Foreign Country Foreign Patent Number Foreign Patent Date
United Kingdom9616237.5Aug 01, 1996

Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,566,445

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,834,849Medicinal aerosols and methods of delivery thereof► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,566,445

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Norway325491► subscribe
Norway990454► subscribe
Japan2011173910► subscribe
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