05902598 is referenced by 207 patents and cites 77 patents.

A method and device for treating a mammalian organism to obtain a desired local or systemic physiological or pharmacological effect is provided. The method includes administering a sustained release drug delivery system to a mammalian organism in need of such treatment at an area wherein release of an effective agent is desired and allowing the effective agent to pass through the device in a controlled manner. The device includes an inner core or reservoir comprising the effective agent; a first coating layer, which is permeable to the passage of the effective agent; a second coating layer, which is essentially impermeable to the passage of the effective agent; and a third coating layer, which is permeable to the passage of the effective agent. The first coating layer covers at least a portion of the inner core. The second coating layer covers at least a portion of the first coating layer and inner core; however, at least a small portion of the first coating layer or inner core is not coated with the second coating layer. The second coating layer includes an impermeable film and at least one impermeable disc. The third coating layer essentially completely covers the second coating layer and the uncoated portion of the first coating layer or inner core.

Title
Sustained release drug delivery devices
Application Number
8/919221
Publication Number
5902598
Application Date
August 28, 1997
Publication Date
May 11, 1999
Inventor
Paul Ashton
Boston
MA, US
Jianbing Chen
Belmont
MA, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L
Assignee
Control Delivery Systems
MA, US
IPC
A61K
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