How Therapeutic Formulations Affect Medical Device Patents

Law360 (July 6, 2020, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Medical devices that (1) are configured to deliver a therapeutic formulation and (2) are packaged with a preloaded dose of the to-be-delivered formulation are becoming more common.

For patients, these medical devices can conveniently provide a predetermined dose — for example, a unit dose — of the therapeutic formulation. This can help ensure patients receive the correct dose or amount of the formulation, and that the dose or amount is correctly administered, thereby reducing the occurrence of dosage and administration associated adverse effects.

Preloaded devices can also increase patient compliance with a therapeutic regimen, and depending on the device, provide convenience...

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