Accession Number : ADD017754

Title :   Controlled Release of Active Agents using Inorganic Tubules.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 31 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Price, Ronald R ; Gaber, Bruce P

PDF Url : ADD017754

Report Date : 31 Jul 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Active agents are chemicals that have some effect in some environment of use. For almost any active agent, for use in almost any use environment, it is desired to modulate the release of the active agent into the use environment, so that the active agent is released into the use environment at a selected rate, and over a selected time. There are several, frequently complementary, reasons for modulating active agent release. Many active agents are preferably released at a desired concentration, or in a desired concentration range. Drugs, for example, are preferably introduced into the body within a therapeutic range. Below this range, there will not be enough of the drug in the body to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. Above this range, no additional therapeutic effect will be conferred, or adverse side effects of the drug will outweigh the therapeutic effect of the drug.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CHEMICAL AGENTS, *THERAPY, *DRUGS, CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, RELEASE, MODULATION

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE