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Patent: 7,108,663

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Summary for Patent: 7,108,663
Title:Method and apparatus for cartilage growth stimulation
Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and method for ultrasonically stimulating cartilage growth. The apparatus includes at least one ergonomically constructed ultrasonic transducer configured to cooperate with a placement module or strip for placement in proximity to an area where cartilage growth is desired. The apparatus also utilizes a portable, ergonomically constructed main operating unit constructed to fit within a pouch worn by the patient. In operation, at least one ultrasonic transducer positioned in proximity to an osteochondral site is excited for a predetermined period of time. To ensure that at least one ultrasonic transducer is properly positioned, and to insure compliance with a treatment protocol, a safety interlock is provided to prevent inadvertent excitation of the at least one ultrasonic transducer.
Inventor(s): Talish; Roger J. (Hillsborough, NJ), Ryaby; John P. (Essex Falls, NJ), Rose; Emery (Astoria, NY), Winder; Alan A. (Westport, CT), Urgovitch, Sr.; Kenneth (Clifton, NJ)
Assignee: Exogen, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ)
Application Number:10/026,290
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 7,108,663

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Approval Date Patent No. Expiredate
Vericel Corporation CARTICEL SM SERVICE autologous cultured chondrocytes Injection 103661 08/22/1997 ⤷  Try a Trial 2017-02-06
Vericel Corporation MACI autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane Cell Sheets 125603 12/13/2016 ⤷  Try a Trial 2017-02-06
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