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Details for Patent: 7,608,610

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Patent 7,608,610 protects TESTIM and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Testim. There are two tentative approvals for the compound protected by this patent. Additional details are available via the generic ingredient links below.

This patent has forty-three patent family members in twenty-eight countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,608,610

Title:Pharmaceutical composition
Abstract:A pharmaceutical composition comprising: (A) an androgen; (B) a cyclic enhancer of the type used in the compositions and methods claimed by U.S. Pat. No. 5,023,252 to Hsieh; and (C) a thickening agent; including, for example, a composition in which the cyclic enhancer is a macrocyclic ester or a macrocyclic ketone; the use of the composition to treat a condition, for example, male hypogonadism, in a patient by applying the composition to the membrane of the patient; and a method for making the composition.
Inventor(s): Gyurik; Robert J. (Exeter, NH)
Assignee: CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Exeter, NH)
Application Number:12/364,413
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition; Delivery;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Basic materials chemistry
Back Citations: 7th percentile
Forward Citations: 4th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Auxilium Pharms
TESTIM
testosterone
GEL;TRANSDERMAL021454-001Oct 31, 2002RXYes7,608,610► subscribe METHOD FOR ADMINISTRATION OF TESTOSTERONE
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,608,610

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,608,606Pharmaceutical composition► subscribe
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8,178,518Pharmaceutical composition► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,608,610

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
South Korea100977896► subscribe
Lithuania2004101► subscribe
Lithuania5235► subscribe
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