Sanovas Inc., (www.sanovas.com) a life science technology company focused on developing and commercializing next generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent # 8,540,667 for the company's Multi-Balloon Catheter for Extravasated Drug Delivery.
The Multi-Balloon Catheter for Extravasated Drug Delivery features a set of multi-lumen, multi-balloon catheters intended to locally deliver diagnostic and therapeutic agents directly to target tissues within, and adjacent to, the tubular structures of the body via the company's proprietary methods of extravasation.
The technology enables the creation of drug delivery chamber(s) within a region of the anatomy for diagnostic and therapeutic agents to be deposited. The volumetric pressure gradients of the agent(s) within the chamber(s) are modulated to perfuse the agents across the tissue membrane enabling controlled delivery of the agents directly to target tissues without violating the integrity of the vessel.
The patent is foundational to the company's NanoVas™ portfolio of Interventional Drug Delivery Catheters. Sanovas' 'Smart Catheter' technologies, featuring its Vas Zeppelin™ and PhysioSense™ product lines, are intended to deliver entirely new systems and methods for characterizing and controlling interventional catheters to treat a myriad of disease states.