Patent for Novartis

February 28/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- Novartis AG received a patent for cyclosporin-containing soft capsule preparations. The patent number issued by the Indian Patent Office is 204984.

Novartis AG had filed patent application number 1312/MAS/1997 for cyclosporin-containing soft capsule preparations on June 17, 1997. The inventor of the patent is Jong Soo Woo.

The International classification number is A61K38/13.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "The present invention relates to a cyclosporin-containing soft capsule preparation which comprises a composition containing cyclosporin as an active ingredient; a hydrophilic component polyethylene glycol or a non-hydrophilic component proplylene carbonate or their mixture, a mixture of an esterified compound of fatty acid and primary alcohol, medium chain fatty acid triglyceride and fatty acid monoglyceride as an oil component; and a surfactant having an HLB (Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance) value of 8 to 17,in a gelatin shell containing polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol as a plasticizer."

From the March 1, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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