Patent for Sale:

Treatment for Alzheimers Disease.    

A therapeutically effective dose of Huperzine A can be transdermally administered to patient for the treatment of Alzheimers disease (AD).


Administration of drugs for AD patients has to be made convenient for self-medication of the patients as well as for medication rendered by care-givers. Especially in those elderly suffering from memory disorders and dementia, repeated administration of drugs may be difficult ad they tend to miss scheduled self-medication or otherwise may require the care-givers to expend extra time ensuring that AD patients adhering to their medication schedules.

This invention provides a controlled release skin patch designed for once-a-day or once-a-week application to provide a consistent and systemic method for delivering Huperzine A to AD patients without constant monitoring and supervision.

Primary Application of the Technology

Huperzine A is a known acetylcholine esterase inhibitor currently under clinical trial by NeuroHitech. Patch dosage form is recognized as trend for delivery of therapeutics for chronic diseases for elderly. FDA has approved the patch for AD.

Other Potential Applications

Transdermal delivery system can be applied for delivery of other physical-chemically similar therapeutics via skin.

Competitive Advantage

This is a once daily patch. Hup A patch can deliver the drug steadily for 7 days.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 424: Drug, Bio-Affecting And Body Treating Compositions

This class includes the following subject matter, not provided for elsewhere: 1. Drug and bio-affecting compositions which are capable of: preventing, alleviating, treating, or curing abnormal and pathological conditions of the living body; maintaining, increasing, decreasing, limiting, or destroying a physiologic body function; diagnosing a physiological condition or state by an in vivo test; controlling or protecting an environment or living body by attracting, disabling, inhibiting, killing, modifying, repelling or retarding an animal or micro-organism. 2. Body treating compositions generally intended for deodorizing, protecting, adorning, or grooming a body. 3. Fermentates. Plant and animal extracts, or body fluids or material containing plant or animal cellular structure. 4. Compositions of this class defined in terms of specific structure; e.g., layered tablet, capsule. 5. Processes of using or preparing subject matter of the Class Definition.

Subclass 443: Web, sheet or filament bases; compositions of bandages; or dressings with incorporated medicaments
Subclass 444: Resorbable by the body
Subclass 448: Pressure sensitive adhesive means
Subclass 449: Transdermal or percutaneous