BioPoly® Granted European Patent for Its Innovative Implant Design
FORT WAYNE, IN – BioPoly LLC has announced that another European patent has been granted for its partial resurfacing implants. Where many of the other BioPoly®patents address the unique material, this patent family focuses on the innovative implant designs. With four product lines that are now regulatory approved (i.e. CE marked) in Europe, receiving additional intellectual property protection in European countries is an important part of the Company’s overall risk management plan. With BioPoly’s recent announcement that it received FDA approval to begin an IDE Clinical study in the US with its BioPoly RS Partial Resurfacing Knee implant, the intellectual property portfolio provides the assurance that all aspects of the implants, material, and surgical technique are protected throughout the world.
The unique BioPoly® material behaves like an artificial cartilage because of its patented combination of a molecule found in cartilage with an orthopaedic plastic (polyethylene based). The BioPoly® material is being used to replace only the damaged cartilage rather than to replace the entire joint, thus, allowing patients to return to active, pain-free lifestyles. Patients in Europe have been receiving the implants since 2012.