US Patent Number
An apparatus and method for the self-administration of a plurality of doses of an intranasal liquid pharmaceutical composition, including opioid analgesics, that includes a drug delivery device containing a plurality of sealed vials, each vial containing a predetermined volume of the pharmaceutical composition, a pump assembly for conveying the liquid pharmaceutical composition from the interior of the vial and discharging it as a nasal spray in response to manual activation by the patient, and programmable means for sequentially advancing a vial to the ready position after passage of a prescribed time interval following the last activation of the delivery device.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Wermeling, Daniel; Vallance, Ryan; Balasubramanian, Aravind; Walcott, Bruce L.; Main, John Alan; and Lumpp, James E. Jr., "Programmable Multi-Dose Intransal Drug Delivery Device" (2005). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Patents. 10.