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 (kŏk′lē-ĭt, -āt′, kō′klē-) also coch·le·at·ed (-ā′tĭd)
Shaped like a snail shell; spirally twisted.

[Latin cochleātus, from cochlea, snail shell; see cochlea.]
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(ˈkɒklɪˌeɪt; -lɪɪt) or


(Biology) biology shaped like a snail's shell; spirally twisted
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Aquarius' lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleate formulation was developed in collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, which has granted Aquarius exclusive worldwide licenses under applicable patents.
(NASDAQ:BDSI), Newark, N.J., has announced that results of animal studies show that the patented cochleate based delivery system Bioral(TM), used with aspirin, improves efficacy at significantly lower dosage and substantially reduces gastrointestinal side effects.
Papahadjoupoulos in 1975 as a drug-delivery system and began to be used in vaccine therapy in the 80's and 90's, because cochleate technology is known to be effective in the oral administration of hydrophobic drugs such as ERLO.