Patent Number: 6,165,442

Title: Thermally stabilized ultrasound contrast agent

Abstract: This invention relates to a freeze-dried vesicle containing ultrasound contrast agent containing a freeze-drying stabilizer and thermally stable at temperatures in excess of 20.degree. C.

Inventors: Swaerd-Nordmo; Marit (Oslo, NO), Gulliksen; Per Helge (Oslo, NO), Braenden; Jorunn Undheim (Oslo, NO), Fahlvik; Anne Kjersti (Oslo, NO)

Assignee: Nycomed Imaging AS

International Classification: A61K 49/22 (20060101); A61B 008/00 (); A61K 009/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017