Federal Jury Rules Against ACell, Inc. And For Cook Biotech Incorporated And Purdue Research Foundation In Patent Infringement Verdict
10/19/2005 5:09:32 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 11, 2005--A jury in the Federal Court for the Northern District of Indiana has found that Jessup, Md.-based ACell Inc.'s tissue-engineered biomaterial infringes a key tissue-engineering patent owned by Purdue Research Foundation and licensed to Cook Biotech.
The patent resulted from breakthrough tissue engineering discoveries in Purdue's Department of Biomedical Engineering. The patent is one in a portfolio of patents that covers numerous newly created medical products that are manufactured by Cook Biotech at its facility in Purdue Research Park, located in West Lafayette, Ind. These products are being used worldwide to promote the restoration of damaged tissue in hard-to-heal skin wounds and as implants in many surgical procedures.
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