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1. (WO2001034024) MARKER DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR DRUG COMPLIANCE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/034024    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/030692
Publication Date: 17.05.2001 International Filing Date: 08.11.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    15.05.2001    
IPC:
A61B 5/00 (2006.01), G01N 33/15 (2006.01), G01N 33/497 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. [US/US]; 223 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611 (US)
Inventors: LAMPOTANG, Samsun; (US).
MELKER, Richard; (US).
TALTON, James, D.; (US).
SILVERMAN, David, N.; (US)
Agent: McLEOD, Christine, Q.; Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik, Suite A-1, 2421 N.W. 41st Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (US).
PERRY, Robert, E.; Gill Jennings & Every, Broadgate House, 7 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7HL (GB)
Priority Data:
60/164,250 08.11.1999 US
Title (EN) MARKER DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR DRUG COMPLIANCE
(FR) PROCEDE DE DETECTION DE MARQUEUR ET APPAREIL DE SURVEILLANCE DE L'OBSERVANCE THERAPEUTIQUE DE MEDICAMENTS
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(EN)The present invention includes a method and apparatus for monitoring drug compliance by detecting markers, such as odors, upon exhalation by a patient after medication is taken, wherein such markers result either directly from the medication itself or from an additive combined with the medication. In the case of olfactory markers, the invention preferably utilizes electronic sensor technology, such as the commercial devices referred to as 'artificial noses' or 'electronic noses', to non-invasively monitor compliance. The invention further includes a reporting system capable of tracking compliance (remote or proximate) and providing the necessary alerts.
(FR)L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant de surveiller l'observance thérapeutique de médicaments par la détection de marqueurs, tels que les odeurs, dès exhalation par le patient après la prise de médicaments. De tels marqueurs résultent soit directement de la médication même, soit d'un additif combiné à ladite médication. Dans le cas de marqueurs olfactifs, il est préférable d'utiliser la technique de détection électronique, par exemple les dispositifs industriels appelés 'nez artificiels', ou nez électroniques' qui permettent de surveiller l'observance de manière non invasive. L'invention concerne en outre une filière de rapport capable de suivre (à distance ou de près) l'observance et de produire les signaux d'alertes, si nécessaire.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)