WO2010042505A1 - Medicine preparation and delivery system - Google Patents

Medicine preparation and delivery system

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WO2010042505A1
WO2010042505A1 PCT/US2009/059682 US2009059682W WO2010042505A1 WO 2010042505 A1 WO2010042505 A1 WO 2010042505A1 US 2009059682 W US2009059682 W US 2009059682W WO 2010042505 A1 WO2010042505 A1 WO 2010042505A1
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bag
syringe
medicine
liquid
suspension
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PCT/US2009/059682
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French (fr)
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Charles K. Akers
Brian D. Bell
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First Wave Products Group, Llc
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
    • A61J1/00Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
    • A61J1/05Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes for collecting, storing or administering blood, plasma or medical fluids ; Infusion or perfusion containers
    • A61J1/14Details, e.g. provisions for hanging or shape retaining means; Accessories therefor, e.g. inlet or outlet ports, filters or caps
    • A61J1/20Arrangements for transferring or mixing fluids, e.g. from vial to syringe
    • A61J1/2096Combination of a vial and a syringe for transferring or mixing their contents
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
    • A61J1/00Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
    • A61J1/05Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes for collecting, storing or administering blood, plasma or medical fluids ; Infusion or perfusion containers
    • A61J1/10Bag-type containers

Abstract

A bag having an opening wherethrough one or more medicines in solid, semi-solid, powder or liquid form may be placed into the bag. The bag may be sealed and may include a port through which the needle of a syringe or similar device may be inserted. The syringe or similar device may deliver a consumable liquid into the bag. The syringe or similar device may then be kept in place or withdrawn from the bag and the port sealed. The bag may then be agitated to mix the liquid and medicines together to form a suspension in the bag. The suspension may be aspirated from the bag using the same or different syringe or similar device. The syringe or similar device may then be delivered to the patient.

Description

MEDICINE PREPARATION AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Patent Application No. 61/103,763, filed October 08, 2008.

Background of the Invention The present application relates to medicine preparation and delivery systems and more particularly relates to a medicine bag which may be used in combination with a syringe to mix medicine in a consumable liquid in the bag and thereafter transfer the suspension back to the syringe for subsequent transfer to a patient via a feeding tube, for example.

Summary of the Invention The present invention provides a bag having an opening wherethrough one or more medicines in solid, semi-solid, powder or liquid form may be placed into the bag. The bag may be sealed and may further include a port through which the needle of a syringe or other device having a lumen with a tip may be inserted. The syringe or other device may contain a consumable liquid which may be delivered into the bag. The syringe or other device may then be kept in place or withdrawn from the bag and the port sealed. The bag may then be agitated to mix the liquid and medicines together to form a suspension in the bag. The same or different syringe or other device may be reinserted into the bag (if previously removed therefrom) and the suspension aspirated and thus transferred from the bag and into the syringe or other device. The syringe or other device may then be delivered to the patient for consumption of the suspension either directly into the mouth or through a feeding tube, for example.

Brief Description of the Drawing

FIGURE 1 is an elevational view of a medicine suspension bag according to an embodiment of the present invention; FIGURE 2 is an elevational view of the bag of FIG. 1 in combination with a syringe immediately prior to liquid in the syringe being transferred to the bag; FIGURE 3 is an elevational view of the bag and syringe of FIGS. 1 and 2 showing the bag and syringe in position for delivering the suspension in the bag back into the syringe; and FIGURE 4 is an elevational view of the syringe of FIGS. 1-3 showing the suspension transferred to the syringe. Detailed Description of a Preferred Embodiment

FIGS. 1-4 show one embodiment of the present invention comprising a medicine preparation and delivery system indicated generally at 10 and basically comprising a bag 12 and a syringe 14 although other similar type devices may be used consistent with the operation of the system as described herein.

Bag 10 is preferably but not necessarily a transparent plastic bag having top edges 16 which may be opened for placement of medicine such as one or more pills 18 therein. It is understood that any type of medicine may be placed in bag 12 and may initially be in solid, semi-solid, powdered or liquid form. Once medicine 18 is placed in bag 12, the top edges 16 are sealed together and the pills 18 may be crushed using any suitable method or device. FIG. 2 shows pills 18 in their crushed, powdered form 18'.

Bag 12 may further include a syringe port 20 which may or may not remain open during the pill crushing step. As seen in FIG. 2, syringe 14 includes a tip 22 having an opening 22a which may be inserted through port 20 such that tip opening 22a is inside bag 12. A consumable liquid 24, which has been previously deposited into syringe body portion 26, may then be delivered into bag 12 by advancing syringe plunger 28 as seen in FIG. 3. Once delivered into bag 12, liquid 24 and powdered medicine 18' mix together to form a suspension 18724. If necessary, bag 12 may be agitated to fully mix the liquid and powdered medicine together and this may be done with or without syringe 14 attached to bag 12. If syringe 14 is first withdrawn from bag 12, port 20 may be closed prior to agitating bag 12 to prevent spillage therefrom.

Suspension 18724 is then delivered back into the same or a different syringe by aspirating the liquid suspension 18724 with syringe 14 in the same manner as a liquid medicine is drawn from a bottle into a needle syringe. As seen in FIG. 4, suspension 18724 is delivered back into syringe 14 and is ready to be delivered to a patient for consumption either directly into the mouth, into a cup, or through a feeding tube via syringe 14, for example.

Claims

We Claim:
1. A medicine preparation and delivery system comprising the steps of: a) providing a bag and depositing a medicine into the bag; b) providing a syringe having an open tip and a consumable liquid contained in said syringe; c) delivering said consumable liquid into said bag to mix with said medicine to form a suspension; and d) delivering said suspension from said bag back into said syringe and subsequently delivering said suspension to a patient for consumption by the patient.
2. The system of claim 1 wherein said bag includes a syringe port.
3. The system of claim wherein said medicine is in solid or semi-solid form and further comprising the step of crushing said medicine into powdered form prior to mixing with said consumable liquid.
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Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4568331A (en) * 1983-10-17 1986-02-04 Marcus Fischer Disposable medicine dispensing device
US7213702B2 (en) * 2001-11-02 2007-05-08 Nipro Corporation Small bag-shaped drug container
US7244247B1 (en) * 1998-10-20 2007-07-17 Acs Dobfar S.P.A. Bag for preserving and transporting sterile products in powder form and for forming solutions of said products in the bag

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4568331A (en) * 1983-10-17 1986-02-04 Marcus Fischer Disposable medicine dispensing device
US7244247B1 (en) * 1998-10-20 2007-07-17 Acs Dobfar S.P.A. Bag for preserving and transporting sterile products in powder form and for forming solutions of said products in the bag
US7213702B2 (en) * 2001-11-02 2007-05-08 Nipro Corporation Small bag-shaped drug container

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