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Sphere Flow Diverter Technology Patent Issued in Japan

We are happy to announce that a patent for our Sphere Flow Diverter technology has issued in Japan.

Our disruptive Sphere technology is designed specifically for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms occurring at bifurcations – a condition for which before the development of Sphere there was no acceptable endovascular treatment. The device is spherical in shape and consists of a high density patterned surface constructed from Nitinol® wire which when placed, reduces aneurysm inflow while being secured in the healthy parent vessel by two open loops. The decrease in flow into the aneurysm leads to thrombus formation in the sac of the aneurysm and ultimately healing and remodeling of the aneurysm and its neck

This patent which issued on July 4, 2014 as 5571566 covers:

  • Single Wire is formed into a spheroid with a dense face to direct blood flow away from the aneurysm and promote thrombus in the sac of the aneurysm

Across all projects, MINT has 26 patents which include, 4 issued patents and 22 filed patent applications. The Sphere program has 3 issued patents and 13 filed.

These newly issued patents strengthen and support MINT’s strategy of establishing a robust patent portfolio to protect our technologies as we continue to advance the development process.

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