Case Study 3 – Abuse deterrent opioid products litigation, 2013 (same case as above)

The Challenge:

The case required examining the ability of commercial formulations to form threads when dissolved in a small amount of water and injected into a second fluid.

The Acumen Approach:

Acumen BioPharma designed and performed experiments to test the rate at which liquids would mix when a viscous solution was formed by dissolving a commercial tablet in 10 ml of water and then injecting the solution into a container of aqueous liquid maintained at a controlled temperature. Results demonstrated that the behavior of the injected liquid depended strongly on stirring conditions.

The Acumen team also performed multiple literature searches in support of expert reports, assisted customers in preparing trial demonstratives and provided court testimony.

The Result:

Case was won by Acumen client and two patents were invalidated.