Shape Memory Medical announces sublicense of intellectual property


Shape Memory Medical has announced that it has entered into a sublicense agreement with “a global medtech market leader” in a press release. Under the agreement, Shape Memory Medical will sublicense its proprietary shape memory polymer technology for a narrow indication in a therapeutic area outside of Shape Memory Medical’s cardiovascular, endovascular and neurovascular focus, in return for an upfront license payment, and future milestones and royalties.

While pursuing this and other potential sublicense opportunities, Shape Memory Medical remains committed, the press release states, to the clinical and commercial development of its proprietary technology within its core business—aortic, peripheral vascular, and neurovascular embolization.

Commenting on the agreement, Shape Memory Medical’s president and CEO, Ted Ruppel, said: “We are excited to have executed this first sublicense agreement with a highly respected medical device manufacturer. Given the unique properties of our shape memory polymers in clinical applications, we believe this will be the first of several arrangements in which our materials will help improve and further differentiate market-leading medical products, to benefit patients and grow market share for our partners.”

The Shape Memory Medical team, the press release adds, “combined expertise in polymer chemistry and formulation, medical device development, manufacturing, and clinical research to develop a medical technology platform and a pipeline of medical devices for a variety of clinical indications”.

Shape Memory Medical’s core shape memory polymer technology offers “unique” properties including vascular space filling, radiopacity, low radial force, porosity to support thrombus formation, and stimulation of the immune response and healing system. Shape Memory Medical’s intellectual property portfolio covers the development, manufacture, and clinical application of its novel shape memory polymer technology.


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