Episurf Medical received an additional patent in China relative to the Episealer® Femoral Twin joint implant design process and expects to obtain CE Mark Approval for the Episealer Talus ankle implant.
PERCEIVE3D was granted two new patents protecting its surgical navigation technology that combines video-based tracking with Augmented Reality to provide guidance in arthroscopic and open orthopedic surgery.
Episurf Medical received another Notice of Allowance from the USPTO, addressing image segmentation used for 3D joint damage visualization as well as the design of patient-specific implants and instruments.
Creative Medical filed two patent applications regarding use of immune system cells to stimulate blood vessel formation for the treatment of lower back pain, and to support intradiscal stem cell administration to treat degenerative disc disease.
Vexim expanded its SpineJack® patent portfolio in Asia with the issuance of new patents in Japan and China. Further, the company is initiating biological and mechanical qualifying tests required to register its products by the China FDA.
Aurora Spine was issued U.S. Patent No. 9,364,264, "Dynamic and Non-Dynamic Interspinous Fusion Implant and Bone Growth Stimulation System," covering ZIP® devices including ZIP Ultra®, ZIP 51™, ZIP LP™, Dyna-ZIP™, etc.
MedShape announced that a U.S. District Court ruled to invalidate key claims of a Cayenne Medical patent. Cayenne Medical agreed to withdraw allegations of patent infringement and end litigation on the matter, and MedShape withdrew challenges to the validity of Cayenne Medical's patent claims.
The Chinese Patent Office is issuing Patent Application No. 201180020517.1, "Intervertebral Implants and Graft Delivery Systems and Methods," as an enforceable patent for Pinnacle Spine, covering InFill® fusion technology.
Band-Lok and Kapstone Medical were issued U.S. Patent No. 9,173,685 for the Band-Lok Tether Clamp and Implantation System, designed to provide stabilization as a bone anchor during an orthopaedic procedure.