Microbot Medical Inc. Announces Issuance Of A Canadian Patent Covering A Self-Cleaning Shunt
Published: May 31, 2017
HINGHAM, Mass., May 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microbot Medical Inc. (Nasdaq:MBOT), a medical device company specializing in the design and development of transformational micro-robotic medical technologies, announced today that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has granted patent No. 2,803,0462, covering the Company’s Self-Cleaning Shunt (SCS™).
“This patent continues to strengthen our IP for the self-cleaning shunt platform and complements the forthcoming US patent that was allowed earlier in the year. These and other patents in our portfolio allow us to position the Company to enter additional sizeable markets while leveraging the use of our transformational technology,” commented Harel Gadot, CEO, President and Chairman. “We continue to make significant progress towards the development of our initial SCS product, which focuses on the Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunts space. We are addressing large unmet markets with our unique technology platforms, and as we grow our transformational micro-robotic technologies, we will continue to maintain and strengthen our IP portfolio as well.”
The patent covers an inlet head for use on shunts, such as Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunts, which are implanted in Hydrocephalus patients for draining excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The inlet head includes a tube with openings disposed in its wall, and a cleaning element installed inside the tube, such that mutual vibratory motion between the cleaning element and the tube, maintains the openings clear and thereby prevents shunt occlusion. The Company has an exclusive license for the patent from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Globally, the Company now has 21 patents issued and 15 patent applications pending worldwide. The Company’s patents cover its ViRob™ and TipCAT™ technology platforms.
About Microbot Medical, Inc.
Microbot, which was founded in 2010 and commenced operations in 2011, became a NASDAQ listed company on November 28, 2016. The Company specializes in transformational micro-robotic medical technologies leveraging the natural and artificial lumens within the human body. Microbot’s current platforms, ViRob™ and TipCAT™, are comprised of two highly advanced micro-robotic technologies, from which the Company is currently developing its first two product candidates: the Self Cleaning Shunt, or SCS™, for the treatment of hydrocephalus and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, or NPH; and a self-propelling, semi-disposable endoscope that is being developed initially for use in colonoscopy procedures. Further information about Microbot Medical is available at http://www.microbotmedical.com.
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 endoscope 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/.
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