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Details for Patent: 8,888,745

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Patent 8,888,745 protects NEXPLANON and is included in one NDA.

This patent has twenty-one patent family members in eighteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,888,745

Title:Applicator for inserting an implant
Abstract: The invention pertains to an applicator (1) for inserting an implant, in particular a rod-like implant (2) containing an active substance, under the skin of a human or animal, comprising a housing (3), a cannula (6) extending from the housing (3), and a handle (15) for grasping and maneuvering the applicator (1) and the cannula (6) during insertion of an implant (2). In accordance with the invention, the handle (15) extends above at least part of the length of the cannula (6). Such a handle facilitates insertion of the cannula and/or accurate positioning of the implant.
Inventor(s): Van Der Graaf; Iris Epkjen Hobo (Deventer, NL), Tak; Maurice Petrus Wilhelmus (Hengelo, NL), Schmidt; Juergen (Herten, DE), Vertegaal; Hendricus Johannes (Hengelo, NL)
Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. (Haarlem, NL)
Application Number:11/795,796
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Device;
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Field: Medical technology
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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Organon Usa Inc
IMPLANT;IMPLANTATION021529-002May 31, 2011RXYes8,888,745Aug 28, 2026Y
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 8,888,745

Foriegn Application Priority Data
Foreign Country Foreign Patent Number Foreign Patent Date
05100419Jan 24, 2005
PCT Information
PCT FiledJanuary 20, 2006PCT Application Number:PCT/EP2006/050328
PCT Publication Date:July 27, 2006PCT Publication Number: WO2006/077242

International Patent Family for Patent: 8,888,745

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Hong Kong1114800► subscribe
Israel184571► subscribe
Japan2008528084► subscribe
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