Metering and packaging method and device for pharmaceuticals and drugs

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5960609
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09097104

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Electrostatic phototechnology is used to package microgram quantities of fine powders such as drugs in discrete capsule and tablet form. An electrostatic 'image' having a given size and charge density is exposed to ionized drug powder to attract a known amount of drug to the image. The resultant drug 'image', is then transferred to a an open ended capsule, a partially formed tablet or edible wafer or belt. The capsule is then sealed, i.e. by capping, or the tablet finished.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC.MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ56

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Abrams, Andrew L Westport, CT 17 855
Gumaste, Anand V Robbinsville, NJ 31 952

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