SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today a number of key additions to its patent portfolio in Japan and Europe. The company now has 85 global patents issued, 12 of which are in Japan, and another 55 pending around the globe.
The Japanese Patent Office recently granted to Cytori patent No. 5,883,553 which is a foundational patent for the production of cellular and tissue therapeutics containing a combination of adipose tissue with adipose-derived regenerative cells. This patent broadly protects methods for manufacturing therapeutics including those currently being used in Cytori-supported ADRESU phase III urinary incontinence trial in Japan as well as many other indications in the urology, reconstructive and aesthetic markets. This patent protects the Cytori Cell Therapy™ and systems for these applications through at least 2022.
Cytori has also recently strengthened its position in the European market by adding several patents to its existing European portfolio of 8 patents, and by successfully opposing 2 third party European patents related to its core technology.
The European Patent Office granted Patent No. 1921133, which protects current and next generation cellular therapeutic manufacturing technology throughout Europe. The ‘133 patent claims protect Cytori’s technology across all of its clinical indications. Also granted were European Patents No. EP1778293 and EP1776126 that protect cellular therapeutics in the treatment of degenerative disc disease and stroke, respectively.
“Cytori continues to invest in its global IP position, amassing over 85 international patents in strategic markets and countering competitive efforts,” noted John D. Harris, Vice President and General Manager, Cell Therapy. “Japan and Europe are important markets for Cytori and these patents are strategically targeted and will serve to support our efforts in these territories for both current and future applications of our technology.”
Cytori Therapeutics is a late stage cell therapy company developing autologous cell therapies from adipose tissue to treat a variety of medical conditions. Data from preclinical studies and clinical trials suggest that Cytori Cell Therapy™ acts principally by improving blood flow, modulating the immune system, and facilitating wound repair. As a result, Cytori Cell Therapy™ may provide benefit across multiple disease states and can be made available to the physician and patient at the point-of-care through Cytori’s proprietary technologies and products. For more information: visit www.cytori.com.
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