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New Penetrating Foam

July 10, 2013

• US Patent No. 8,435,498 B2; Foamix Ltd., Rehovot, Israel, has patented a method of skin or mucosal surface application comprising spreading or collapsing a breakable thermally stable foam by mechanical force at or about a target site of a subject. The breakable thermally stable foam obtained by dispensing a foamable emulsion composition is comprised of a surface-active agent; a liquid, non-volatile hydrophobic solvent; a gelling agent; a component selected from the group consisting of urea, a hydroxy acid, a therapeutic enhancer, and mixtures of two or more thereof; water; and a liquefied or a compressed gas propellant.

The foamable emulsion composition contains no more than 7.5% by weight methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol or mixtures thereof.

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