Valencia, CA, USA, Perth, Australia and Cambridge, United Kingdom, 11 May 2017 — link here
Avita Medical Limited (ASX:AVH; OTCQX:AVMXY), a regenerative medicine company focused on the treatment of wounds and skin defects, has filed an Inter Partes Review (IPR) petition against US Patent No. 9,610,430 (the ‘430 patent) owned by Renovacare Sciences Corp., as Avita holds that all claims in the ‘430 patent are unpatentable and should be cancelled.
Avita filed the IPR challenge with the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which has accepted the petition and will now decide whether the case should come to trial. The IPR process allows a petitioner to challenge the validity of a patent by looking at prior art consisting of patents and printed publications. Avita’s IPR petition has been assigned the Review Number IPR2017‐01243.
“We believe we have presented a very strong rationale to the PTAB as to why this patent should never have been issued, and thus, we respectfully request that all claims in the ‘430 patent should be cancelled,” said Avita CEO Adam Kelliher. “Avita is a pioneer in the regenerative medicine arena, and we are very protective of our intellectual property rights.”
ABOUT AVITA MEDICAL LIMITED Avita’s patented and proprietary collection and application technology provides innovative treatment solutions derived from the regenerative properties of a patient’s own skin. Our medical devices work by preparing a Regenerative Epithelial Suspension (RES™), an autologous suspension comprised of the patients’ own skin cells and wound healing factors that are necessary to regenerate natural healthy skin. This is then applied to the area to be treated. In all countries outside of Europe, our portfolio is marketed under the ReCell® brand to promote skin healing in a wide range of applications including burns, chronic wounds and aesthetics. ReCell® is TGA‐registered in Australia, and CFDA‐cleared in China. In the United States, ReCell® is an investigational device limited by federal law to investigational and compassionate use. In Europe, our portfolio of medical device products received CE-mark approval as three tailored product presentations, with three individual brand names. ReCell® is designed for the treatment of burns and plastic reconstructive procedures; ReGenerCell™ has been formulated for chronic wounds including leg and foot ulcers; and ReNovaCell™ is tailored for aesthetic applications including the restoration of pigmentation. To learn more, visit www.avitamedical.com.
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