Patent Number: 6,166,092

Title: Fluorocarbon compositions for pulmonary therapy

Abstract: Biocompatible fluorocarbon compositions are provided which may be used for the delivery of bioactive agents to the pulmonary air passages of a patient. Preferred compositions comprise a fluorocarbon liquid carrier having a bioactive agent in a solid or immiscible liquid form distributed therein. The disclosed compositions allow for the selective delivery of bioactive agents in conjunction with liquid lavage and liquid ventilation for the treatment of ARDS and other pulmonary disorders.

Inventors: Sekins; K. Michael (San Diego, CA), Shaffer; Thomas H. (Lansdowne, PA), Wolfson; Marla R. (Wyndmoor, PA)

Assignee: Alliance Pharmaceutical, Corp.

International Classification: A61N 7/00 (20060101); A61M 16/04 (20060101); A61F 7/12 (20060101); B06B 1/06 (20060101); A61K 9/00 (20060101); A61N 7/02 (20060101); A61F 7/00 (20060101); A61B 17/22 (20060101); A61B 18/00 (20060101); A61K 047/00 (); A01N 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017