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Which drugs does patent 8,779,187 protect, and when does it expire?


Patent ► Subscribe protects AMITIZA and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Amitiza.

This patent has eighteen patent family members in fifteen countries.

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Title:Soft-gelatin capsule formulation
Abstract: The present invention discloses a soft gelatin capsule formulation of a 15-keto-prostaglandin compound, which comprises: a soft gelatin capsule shell comprising gelatin and sugar alcohol as a plasticizer, and a mixture comprising a 15-keto-prostaglandin compound and a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle which is filled in the shell. By encapsulating the 15-keto-prostaglandin compound in the specified soft gelatin capsule shell, stability of the compound is significantly improved.
Inventor(s): Hashitera; Yukiko (Kobe, JP), Hirata; Ryu (Sanda, JP), Harada; Yasuhiro (Sanda, JP), Ueno; Ryuji (Potomac, MD)
Assignee: Sumcampo AG (Zug, CH) R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. (Tokyo, JP)
Application Number:13/679,005
Patent Claim Types:
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Formulation; Compound; Dosage form; Use;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Sucampo Pharma Llc
AMITIZA
lubiprostone
CAPSULE;ORAL021908-002Apr 29, 2008RXYesNo► Subscribe► SubscribeY
Sucampo Pharma Llc
AMITIZA
lubiprostone
CAPSULE;ORAL021908-001Jan 31, 2006RXYesYes► Subscribe► SubscribeY
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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,026,393Soft-gelatin capsule formulation► Subscribe
8,338,639Soft-gelatin capsule formulation► Subscribe
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Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Russian Federation2420291► Subscribe
Russian Federation2008134489► Subscribe
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South Korea101393944► Subscribe
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Japan4783794► Subscribe
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