The patent claims a new and unique inhaled treatment system and formulation in which the aerosol delivered to the lung contains a combination of both free unencapsulated aminoglycoside drug that is present outside the liposomes and aminoglycoside drug encapsulated inside liposomes. When delivered, ARIKACE contains both the free and liposomal encapsulated amikacin, which could be beneficial to patients in two ways. The delivery of free amikacin provides immediate bactericidal activity against the initial load of organisms, and the liposome encapsulated amikacin provides sustained bactericidal activity against persistent organisms.
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"The issuance of this second composition of matter patent expands our already extensive intellectual property position around ARIKACE," said
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