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Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Systems and Methods for Aerosol Delivery of Agents

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AGENCY:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Technology Transfer Office, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is contemplating the grant of a worldwide exclusive license to practice the inventions embodied in the patent application referred to below to D. J. Schweihs of Nashville, Tennessee. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the government of the United States of America. The patent application to be licensed is:

Title: Systems and Methods for Aerosol Delivery of Agents. U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 60/276,539.

Filing Date: 03/15/01.

The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

This invention comprises an aerosol vaccination system designed for the administration of measles vaccine. The device is a hand held, battery powered ultrasonic nebulizer which delivers vaccine to the respiratory tract via disposable nasal prongs. The prototype vaccine is measles; however, this device may be adapted for any vaccine suitable for respiratory administration.

ADDRESSES:

Requests for a copy of the patent application, inquiries, comments, and other materials relating to the contemplated license should be directed to Andrew Watkins, Director, Technology Transfer Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K-79, Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone: (770) Start Printed Page 38286488-8600; facsimile: (770) 488-8615. Applications for a license filed in response to this notice will be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated license. Only written comments and/or applications for a license which are received by CDC within sixty days of this notice will be considered. Comments and objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available for public inspection, and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. A signed Confidential Disclosure Agreement will be required to receive a copy of any pending patent application.

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Dated: May 24, 2002.

James D. Seligman,

Associate Director for Program Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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[FR Doc. 02-13782 Filed 5-31-02; 8:45 am]

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