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Axonics Modulation Technologies states the most recently issued patents granted during the second half of 2017 range in subject matter and include coverage of the Company’s external pulse generator, implantable lead design and internal system electronics. The issued U.S. patents are: 9,802,038; 9,802,051; 9,700,731; 9,770,596; 9,728,981; 9,789,325; 9,780,596.
“The continued growth of the Axonics patent portfolio further demonstrates the level of innovation and commitment to technical excellence behind the clinical and business milestones that the Company has reported in 2017,” said Raymond W. Cohen, Axonics Chief Executive Officer. “With these seven new U.S. patents, we presently have more than 100 granted and 80 pending patent applications in our portfolio in various jurisdictions around the world.”
The Axonics patent portfolio represents technology internally developed by Axonics and technology developed under license from the Alfred Mann Foundation.
During 2016, the Axonics r-SNM System® received European CE Mark approval and Health Canada approval for the treatment of overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence. Recently, the U.S. FDA granted Axonics an IDE to conduct a pivotal study geared toward gaining marketing approval in the United States.