Use Of Antimicrobial Peptides As Preservatives In Ophthalmic Preparations, Including Solutions, Emulsions, And Suspensions

  • Published: May 15, 2003
  • Earliest Priority: Jul 13 2001
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Methods for preserving ophthalmic compositions are disclosed. In one embodiment, such compositions include a liquid medium and an antimicrobial component which is preferably substantially non-oxidative. Compositions which include a liquid medium and antimicrobial peptide magainins, present in an amount effective as a preservative, are also disclosed. Preserved compositions useful for administering a therapeutic component to the eyes or caring for contact lenses are also included within the scope of the present invention.

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  • Publication: May 15, 2003
  • Application: Jul 13, 2001
    US US 90475301 A
  • Priority: Jul 13, 2001
    US US 90475301 A

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