Pfizer. has filed a patent for a chemically and physically stable topical formulation that can be used to treat inflammatory disorders. The formulation contains a specific compound called (R)-4-(5-(4-methoxy-3-propoxyphenyl)pyridin-3-yl)-1,2-oxaborolan-2-ol, along with other ingredients such as hexylene glycol, white petrolatum, mono- and di-glycerides, and paraffin wax. The formulation is free of butylated hydroxytoluene and has a low degradant diol content. GlobalData’s report on Pfizer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Topical formulation for treating inflammatory disorders

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A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230310472A1) describes a topical formulation for the treatment of various skin conditions. The formulation includes a specific compound, (R)-4-(5-(4-methoxy-3-propoxyphenyl)pyridin-3-yl)-1,2-oxaborolan-2-ol, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in a concentration ranging from 0.0025% to 2%. The formulation also contains hexylene glycol, mono- and di-glycerides, paraffin wax, and white petrolatum. Importantly, the formulation is free of butylated hydroxytoluene, a common additive in skincare products. Additionally, the formulation has a low level of degradant diol, which is a measure of stability, at 0 to 6 months at temperatures between 5°C and 40°C.

The patent also claims a specific composition of the topical formulation, which includes 5% hexylene glycol, 7% mono- and diglycerides, and 5% paraffin wax. This composition may provide optimal efficacy for the treatment of skin conditions.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method for treating various diseases and conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, alopecia areata, vitiligo, acne, and many others. The method involves administering the topical formulation to individuals in need of treatment. The formulation, as described in the patent, is effective for the treatment of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, nail psoriasis, flexural psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, erythrodermic psoriasis, and inverse psoriasis. It is also effective for the treatment of eczema, atopic dermatitis, hand dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and various other skin conditions.

Overall, this patent presents a novel topical formulation for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. The formulation contains specific ingredients and concentrations, and it is free of certain additives that may cause adverse effects. The method described in the patent provides a promising approach for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, and other dermatological conditions.

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