Fluxion Biosciences Will Vigorously Defend Against Patent Infringement Claim Filed by Cellectricon  
2/2/2010 10:17:50 AM

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluxion Biosciences, Inc. announced today that a lawsuit alleging patent infringement had been filed against it in the US District Court of Northern California by Cellectricon AB, its competitor in the field of automated ion channel screening systems for drug discovery. Cellectricon has asserted U.S. Patents Nos. 7,390,650, 7,470,518, and 7,563,614 in the litigation, as well as U.S. Patent No. 5,376,252, which is owned by Gyros and licensed to Cellectricon. Fluxion believes that the lawsuit is without merit and that Fluxion’s innovative IonFlux™ automated patch clamp system does not infringe the asserted patents. Fluxion intends to defend this lawsuit vigorously.