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1. (WO2017035335) VAGINAL APPLICATOR FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035335    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048651
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61F 6/00
A61F 6/14
A61F 6/18
A61F 13/20
A61F 13/26
A61F 13/32
Applicants: JKS, LLC
Inventors: NELSON, Tracy D.
COOK, Francesca M.
Title: VAGINAL APPLICATOR FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS
Abstract:
One aspect of the invention provides a vaginal applicator for any solid dosage form of a pharmaceutical preparation. The applicator can be used to transvaginally deliver medicine to the apex of the vaginal canal. Medical conditions that may benefit from transvaginal delivery of medicine include but are not limited to those relating to vaginal diseases as well as conditions where oral ingestion of medications is not feasible or advisable due to gastrointestinal or other issues. The applicator can include three primary components: an applicator barrel, a tip to hold the medication to be delivered, and a plunger. In use, a medical preparation can be placed into the tip. The tip, which conforms to the shape of the medical intervention, firmly grips or envelops the medication depending upon the size. The applicator is then inserted into the vagina and, once in place, the plunger is depressed.