Episurf Medical was issued Notice of Allowance for an additional patent in Australia, titled “Method and mode for manufacturing a surgical kit for cartilage repair.” The patent covers the image segmentation process used for joint damage visualization and for manufacturing patient-specific joint implants and surgical instruments.
This represents the third reported patent for the company in this region, following protection for its surgical drill guide and drill bit.
Episealer devices treat localized cartilage damage in the knee. Earlier this month, the company announced the impending 300th surgery with its Episealer® personalized implant, representing a doubling of the number of procedures performed as of mid-4Q16.
Sources: Episurf Medical AB; ORTHOWORLD Inc.