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Pharmaceutical and cosmetic foam.

* U.S. Patent No. 7,820,145 B2; Foamix Ltd. has been awarded a U.S. patent for an oleaginous pharmaceutical and cosmetic foam. The foamable therapeutic composition is comprised of 70-96.5% of a solvent phase that contains a hydrophobic solvent, a silicone oil or a mixture thereof and optionally, an emollient, a co-solvent, or a mixture thereof; a nonionic surfactant; a gelling agent; a therapeutically effective amount of at least one active agent; and at least one liquefied or compressed gas pro-pellant. The composition forms a breakable foam upon dispensing that collapses upon application of shear force. The specific gravity of the foam is less than 0.5 g/mL and the water content of the composition is less than approximately 30% by weight.
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Title Annotation:Patent Review
Publication:Household & Personal Products Industry
Date:Dec 1, 2010
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