Sanovas, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its first patent relating to systems and methods for the removal of unwanted biological material, such as tissue growths and tumors, in hard-to-reach bodily cavities. The allowance approved 40 claims in connection with technology that enables an entirely new system and method of airway and vessel intervention.
"Pulmonary disease is a global epidemic," said Sanovas CEO and co-founder Larry Gerrans. "We are leading the efforts to combat the disease and are making a meaningful contribution to patient survival. Our platform is designed to become a ubiquitous set of next-generation tools that will enable others to launch therapy-enabling solutions of their own."
The patent, written by Sanovas founders Erhan Gunday and Larry Gerrans, is one of more than 45 patents written by the pair and assigned to the company to protect its assets in pulmonary disease, natural orifice surgery and robotics.