Microbot Medical Strengthens Global IP Portfolio with Canadian Notice of Allowance for a Patent Application for a Shunt Stenosis Prevention System
With this latest Notice of Allowance, the Company now has 32 issued/allowed patents and 19 patent applications pending worldwide.
“As we continue to make progress on our primary clinical objectives, we have also excelled at expanding Microbot’s innovative IP portfolio, globally,” commented
The allowed patent application covers a system for reducing venous stenosis associated with the use of hemodialysis shunts. A clearing device is inserted, and exerted, through a first bore, while dialyzed blood is being returned into the blood vessel through a second bore. The clearing device may be a passive device moved down the blood vessel by the blood flow or an autonomous crawling device, such as the Company’s TipCAT™ device, which is based on a series of sequentially inflatable chambers.
Microbot™, which was founded in 2010 and commenced operations in 2011, became a NASDAQ-listed company on
The ViRob™ technology is a revolutionary autonomous crawling micro-robot which can be controlled remotely or within the body. Its miniature dimensions allow it to navigate and crawl in different spaces within the human body, including blood vessels, the digestive tract and the respiratory system. Its unique structure gives it the ability to move in tight spaces and curved passages as well as the ability to remain within the human body for prolonged time. To learn more about ViRob™, please visit http://www.microbotmedical.com/technology/virob/.
TipCAT™ is a transformational self-propelled, flexible, and semi-disposable locomotive device providing see & treat capabilities within tubular lumens in the human body such as the colon, blood vessels, and the urinary tract. Its locomotion mechanism is perfectly suitable to navigate and crawl through natural & artificial tubular lumens, applying the minimal necessary pressure to achieve the adequate friction required for gentle, fast, and safe advancement within the human body. To learn more about TipCAT™, visit http://www.microbotmedical.com/technology/tipcat/.
CardioSert™ technology contemplates a unique combination of a guidewire and microcatheter, technologies that are broadly used for endoluminal surgery. The CardioSert™ technology features unique steering and stiffness control capabilities, and it was originally developed to support interventional cardiologists in crossing the most complex lesions called chronic total occlusion (CTO) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures and has the potential to be used in other spaces and applications, such as peripheral intervention, neurosurgery and urology. CardioSert™ was part of a technological incubator supported by the Israel Innovation Authorities (formerly known as the
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