Patent Number: 7,785,297

Title: Injection device with rotatable dose setting

Abstract: An injection device comprising a housing and a dose setting mechanism including a dose setting element. Contrary to prior art injection devices, the dose setting element can only be set at a few different dose settings. This is established by forming the dose setting element as a rotatable dish concealed within the housing and having a number of projections projecting outside the boundaries of the housing through a slot in the housing. A dose is set by activating a projection which in addition provides the user with a tactile guidance. Usually one projection is provided for one dose setting limiting the number of doses to be set to the number of projections.

Inventors: Miller; Thomas Dedenroth (Kobenhavn, DK), Hansen; Steffen (Hillerod, DK), Sorensen; Niels Christian Egholm (Hillerod, DK)

Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S

International Classification: A61M 5/00 (20060101); A61M 5/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018