Friday, December 19, 2008

KCI sues Convatec over patent on VAC bandages

Kinetic Concepts [KCI] sued Skillman, N.J.-based Convatec Inc. and Boehringer Wound Systems LLC and affiliate Boehringer Technologies L.P. (Germany) in MD NC for infringement of claims of patents directed to vacuum bandages.

A Dec. 18 press release had noted: ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today it has signed a long-term global exclusive license agreement with Boehringer Technologies to market and distribute Boehringer's Engenex(R) Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System incorporating Bio-Dome(TM) Interface Technology.

One sees that KCI wasted little time in filing a patent suit.

KCI has a proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure, or V.A.C., Therapy System.


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