Upsher-Smith Laboratories

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Upsher-Smith Laboratories
Type Privately held company
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Founded 1919
Headquarters Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Products Jantoven
Website www.upsher-smith.com

Upsher-Smith Laboratories is a privately owned pharmaceutical company headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Founded in 1919 as a maker of digitalis drugs,[1] Upsher-Smith has traditionally focused on the manufacture of generic and "branded generic" medications,[2] most prominently Jantoven (generic Warfarin).[3] Another product is AmLactin.

The company acquired its wholly owned subsidiary, London-based Proximagen, in August 2012.[4]

Patents[edit]

  • Patent No. 5,268,181 (1993)[5] "Method of using niacin to control nocturnal cholesterol synthesis Patent". Date Filed: June 29, 1992; Date Issued: December 7, 1993; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: Victoria A. O'Neill, Kenneth L. Evenstad
  • Patent No. 6,313,131 (2001)[6] "Method of kidney treatment". Date Filed: February 16, 2000; Date Issued: November 6, 2001; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Carl H. Lawyer
  • Patent No. 6,423,719 (2002)[7] "Method for treating benign prostate hyperplasia". Date Filed: February 16, 2000; Date Issued: July 23, 2002; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Carl H. Lawyer.
  • Patent No. 6,977,081 (2005) [8] "Facial cream composition containing allantoin". Date Filed: December 18, 2002; Date Issued: December 20, 2005; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Gloria Rood
  • Patent No. 8,013,017 (2011)[9] "Dermatological compositions and methods". Date Filed: June 5, 2009; Date Issued: September 6, 2011; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Inventors: Gloria A. Rood, Kenneth L. Evenstad, Victoria A. O'Neill

  • Patent No. 8,362,029 (2013) [10] "Opioid-containing oral pharmaceutical compositions and methods". Date Filed: December 31, 2009; Date Issued: January 29, 2013; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: Kenneth L. Evenstad, Christian F. Wertz, James S. Jensen, Victoria Ann O'Neill, Stephen M. Berge
  • Patent No. 6,598,368 (2003) [11] "Cotton holding disk". Date Filed: November 20, 2001; Date Issued: July 29, 2003; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Mark A. Haida
  • Patent No. 6,769,232 (2004) [12] "Method for retaining cotton in bottles". Date Filed: June 11, 2003; Date Issued: August 3, 2004; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Mark A. Haida
  • Patent No. 6,265,391 (2001)[13] "Method for preventing peripheral nerve damage". Date Filed: April 14, 2000; Date Issued: July 24, 2001; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Victor D. Herbert
  • Patent No. 6,605,646 (2003)[14] "Vitamin supplement composition". Date Filed: August 9, 2002; Date Issued: August 12, 2003; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventor: Victor D. Herbert
  • Patent No. 8,652,527 (2014)[15] "Extended-release topiramate capsules". Date Filed: March 19, 2013; Date Issued: February 18, 2014; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: Sarah Michelle Betterman, Jaidev Srinvas Tantry, Laura Marie Patrick
  • Patent No. 5,785,995 (1998)[16] "Pharmaceutical tablet of amiodarone salt". Date Filed: April 11, 1997; Date Issued: July 28, 1998; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: Samuel Daisy, Jr., William J. Tourek
  • Patent No. 7,056,534 (2006)[17] "Coated potassium chloride granules and tablets". Date Filed: August 19, 2004; Date Issued: June 6, 2006; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.;

Inventors: Bradley L. Christenson, Phillip W. Dritsas

  • Patent No. 6,780,437 (2004)[18] "Coated potassium chloride granules and tablets". Date Filed: February 14, 2002; Date Issued: August 24, 2004; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: Bradley L. Christenson, Mark Pieloch
  • Patent No. 6,607,754 (2003)[19] "Delivery of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) in tablet form". Date Filed: July 11, 1997; Date Issued: August 19, 2003; Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Inventors: William J. Tourek, Samuel Daisy, Jr.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Upsher-Smith History http://www.upsher-smith.com/about/history.html
  2. ^ http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2008/09/01/story3.html
  3. ^ http://www.ptinr.com/data/templates/article.aspx?a=250
  4. ^ "History". Proximagen website. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Method of using niacin to control nocturnal cholesterol synthesis Patent (Patent # 5,268,181)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Method of kidney treatment Patent (Patent # 6,313,131)". Justia Web. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Method for treating benign prostate hyperplasia Patent (Patent # 6,423,719)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Facial cream composition containing allantoin Patent (Patent # 6,977,081)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dermatological compositions and methods Patent (Patent # 8,013,017)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Opioid-containing oral pharmaceutical compositions and methods Patent (Patent # 8,362,029)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cotton holding disk Patent (Patent # 6,598,368)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Method for retaining cotton in bottles Patent (Patent # 6,769,232)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Method for preventing peripheral nerve damage Patent (Patent # 6,265,391)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Vitamin supplement composition Patent (Patent # 6,605,646)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Extended-release topiramate capsules Patent (Patent # 8,652,527)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pharmaceutical tablet of amiodarone salt Patent (Patent # 5,785,995)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Coated potassium chloride granules and tablets Patent (Patent # 7,056,534)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Coated potassium chloride granules and tablets Patent (Patent # 6,780,437)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Delivery of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) in tablet form Patent (Patent # 6,607,754)". Justia Patents. Retrieved 15 April 2014.