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A removable inflatable beneficial agent delivery device that is adapted to reside in the stomach for a prolonged time period. The device comprises (1) an inflatable member which in its deflated state can be inserted into the stomach via a naso-gastric tube and which in its inflated state resides comfortably in the stomach but cannot pass through the pyloric sphincter, (2) an inflation tube connected to the inflatable member by which the inflatable member can be inflated from outside the body and which is dropped into the stomach after inflation, and (3) one or more agent-containing cartridges that are carried exteriorly on the inflatable member or the inflation tube and are capable of delivering agent to the gastrointestinal tract over a prolonged time period.

Title
Removable inflatable intragastrointestinal device for delivering beneficial agents
Application Number
7/215746
Publication Number
4925446
Application Date
July 6, 1988
Publication Date
May 15, 1990
Inventor
Kathleen M K Garay
Atherton
CA, US
Garbiel L Garay
Atherton
CA, US
Agent
Irell & Manella
Assignee
Transpharm Group
CA, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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