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1. US6056950 - Ophthalmic solutions viscosified with tamarind seed polysaccharide

Office
United States of America
Application Number 09117728
Application Date 05.08.1998
Publication Number 6056950
Publication Date 02.05.2000
Grant Number 6056950
Grant Date 02.05.2000
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61K 31/74
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
31Medicinal preparations containing organic active ingredients
74Synthetic polymeric materials
A61K 9/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
9Medicinal preparations characterised by special physical form
A61K 47/36
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
47Medicinal preparations characterised by the non-active ingredients used, e.g. carriers or inert additives; Targeting or modifying agents chemically bound to the active ingredient
30Macromolecular organic or inorganic compounds, e.g. inorganic polyphosphates
36Polysaccharides; Derivatives thereof, e.g. gums, starch, alginate, dextrin, hyaluronic acid, chitosan, inulin, agar or pectin
CPC
A61K 9/0048
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
9Medicinal preparations characterised by special physical form
0012Galenical forms characterised by the site of application
0048Eye, e.g. artificial tears
A61K 47/36
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
47Medicinal preparations characterised by the non-active ingredients used, e.g. carriers or inert additives; Targeting or modifying agents chemically bound to the active ingredient
30Macromolecular organic or inorganic compounds, e.g. inorganic polyphosphates
36Polysaccharides; Derivatives thereof, e.g. gums, starch, alginate, dextrin, hyaluronic acid, chitosan, inulin, agar or pectin
Applicants Farmigea S.p.A.
Inventors Saettone Marco Fabrizio
Burgalassi Susi
Giannaccini Boris
Boldrini Enrico
Bianchini Pietro
Luciani Giulio
Agents Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Priority Data 1996RM000075 05.02.1996 IT
Title
(EN) Ophthalmic solutions viscosified with tamarind seed polysaccharide
Abstract
(EN)

The polysaccharide fraction of tamarind gum, a product of natural origin obtained from the seeds of Tamarindus indica, is used for the production of a thickened ophthalmic solution having a pseudoplastic rheological behaviour and mucoadhesive properties. Said solution is useful as artificial tear and as vehicle for sustained release ophthalmic drugs. The concentrations of tamarind seed polysaccharide preferably employed in ophthalmic preparations for use as artificial tears, i.e. as products for replacing and stabilising the natural tear fluid, particularly indicated for the treatment of dry eye syndrome, are comprised between 0.7 and 1.5% by weight. The concentrations of tamarind seed polysaccharide preferably employed in the production of vehicles (i.e. delivery systems) for ophthalmic drugs, having the function of prolonging the permanence time of said medicaments at their site of action, are comprised between 1 and 4% by weight.