Microbot Medical Granted Patent Allowance in Japan; Global Jurisdictions Recognizing Novel ‘One & Done’ Technology
HINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microbot Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: MBOT) has received official notification from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) that it intends to grant the Company a patent for its ‘One & Done’ guidewire technology for use with endoluminal interventions. Japan is the second jurisdiction to grant a patent for the ‘One & Done’ guidewire technology and further protects the novel technology the Company is currently developing.
“We are advancing our LIBERTY™ Robotic system, specifically the ‘One &Done’ technology, and we are committed to establish and secure barriers of entry through protecting our intellectual property and know-how,” commented Harel Gadot, CEO, President and Chairman. “We have received positive physician and industry feedback since unveiling the LIBERTY Robotic system last year, and we will integrate their shared opinion as we expand our IP platform.”
The allowed claims cover a double guidewire (movable core guidewire) comprising a first hollow guidewire (outer tube) and a second guidewire (inner core) deployed within the first guidewire (outer tube), and an adjuster mechanism operable to displace the second guidewire (inner core) longitudinally relative to the first guidewire between at least three states. Each such state is characterized with its distal tip curvature and stiffness.
Globally, the Company now holds a total of 41 patents issued/allowed and 22 pending patent applications.
About Microbot Medical
Microbot Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: MBOT) is a pre-clinical medical device company that specializes in transformational micro-robotic technologies, focused primarily on both natural and artificial lumens within the human body. Microbot’s current proprietary technological platforms provide the foundation for the development of a Multi Generation Pipeline Portfolio (MGPP).
Microbot Medical was founded in 2010 by Harel Gadot, Prof. Moshe Shoham, and Yossi Bornstein with the goals of improving clinical outcomes for patients and increasing accessibility through the use of micro-robotic technologies. Further information about Microbot Medical is available at http://www.microbotmedical.com.
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