Alcyone's pending U.S. patent, like its ReFlow™ System, addresses one of the more frustrating problems with CSF shunts resulting in emergency intervention and revision surgery, namely obstructions of the ventricular catheter. The patent describes a subcutaneous flushing system comprising a unique flow path and "flush dome" that enables the safe removal of obstructions, under at least some circumstances, without surgical intervention.
PJ Anand, Alcyone's Founder and chief executive officer stated, "It is so exciting to have the Patent Office agree that these aspects of our ReFlow™ System are unique and patentable. Alcyone designed and engineered the ReFlow™ System with the most vulnerable patients in mind. We along with our clinical collaborator set out to innovate an elegant and straightforward solution to a very real problem that these patients and their physicians face. We are grateful for this result from the Patent Office as intellectual property is a core piece of our long term plan to deliver this technology to as many patients in need as possible. It is another milestone in Alcyone's quest to treat and improve neurological interventions and importantly, improve patients' lives."
About Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc.
Alcyone Lifesciences, based in Lowell, Massachusetts, is a privately-held medical device company focused on development of novel treatment modalities for chronic neurological conditions including brain tumors, neurogenetic disorders and hydrocephalus. The Company's technology platform is based on a uniquely engineered amalgamation of microfabrication technologies along with advanced biomedical engineering with core product focus on targeted drug therapy and hydrocephalus. Alcyone's team of scientists, physicians and advisers includes recognized leaders in the field of neurology and neurosurgery. For more information, please visit www.alcyonels.com
Alcyone Life Sciences, Inc.
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