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Altpräparat

English translation: old substance

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German term or phrase:Altpräparat
English translation:old substance
Entered by: Christine Lam
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19:49 Dec 9, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
German term or phrase: Altpräparat
This term appears in a comment evaluating the name of a new drug on the market. The comment is simply "Erinnert an Altpräparat".
A slightly different version of this drug seems to have been available for quite some time.
Simone Brinkmann-Robinson
old substance
Explanation:
Thus, while the patent system provides an incentive to discover new substances with medicinal benefits, it provides less of an incentive to investigate possible benefits from the use of an old substance to treat a present-day health problem, since the old substance is not going to be patentable. One possibility is to secure method patent coverage on the newly discovered use of the old substance, but such coverage is often less strong than utility patent coverage on the substance itself.
http://www.patents.com/faq.htm
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Christine Lam
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Altpräparat
old substance


Explanation:
Thus, while the patent system provides an incentive to discover new substances with medicinal benefits, it provides less of an incentive to investigate possible benefits from the use of an old substance to treat a present-day health problem, since the old substance is not going to be patentable. One possibility is to secure method patent coverage on the newly discovered use of the old substance, but such coverage is often less strong than utility patent coverage on the substance itself.
http://www.patents.com/faq.htm

Christine Lam
Local time: 05:41
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agree  Kim Metzger: or compound
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agree  Zareh Darakjian Ph.D.
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