In addition, the amended complaint accuses Saphena of false advertising in marketing its Venapax System, including Saphena's false and misleading comparisons of the Venapax System to Maquet's endoscopic vein harvesting solutions. Among these statements are Saphena's depictions of how bipolar RF energy — energy used to heat and coagulate tissue — is used in the Venapax System as compared to Maquet's endoscopic vein harvesting devices. Additionally, as the amended complaint asserts, although Saphena has sponsored speakers who state that Saphena's device does not result in charring of tissue, videos of the Saphena Venapax System show it produces charring, as well as blanching, of veins. The amended complaint seeks an injunction, Saphena's profits, and costs of suit to remedy the alleged false advertising.
Maquet has a history of developing solutions for hospitals that dates back to its founding in 1838. Maquet designs its products with the utmost safety for patients in mind. The amended complaint addresses Dr. Chin's incorrect representations, both to the patent office as an inventor, and Saphena's false advertising to the public. Saphena's statements misled the medical community regarding the safety and benefits of Maquet's products and improperly overstate the abilities of Saphena's Venapax System.
View the filed amended complaint here.
Maquet is part of Getinge Group, a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge Group operates under the three brands of ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet. With a genuine passion for life we build quality and safety into every system. Our unique value proposition mirrors the continuum of care, enhancing efficiency throughout the clinical pathway. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships, we are able to exceed expectations from customers – improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.
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