Axonics has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued or allowed Axonics nine US utility patents in 2019, along with numerous foreign counterparts relating to its implantable sacral neuromodulation technology.
The US patents range in subject matter and include coverage of the Axonics lead design, patient remote control, external trial system, wireless charging, current control stimulation, electromyography and internal system electronics.
“The volume, subject matter diversity, and breadth of important geographies demonstrate the investment in innovation that Axonics continues to make in the miniaturized and rechargeable sacral neuromodulation technology space,” said Raymond W Cohen, CEO of Axonics.
The Axonics patent portfolio represents technology internally developed by Axonics and technology developed under license from the Alfred Mann Foundation. The Axonics r-SNM System has obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, European CE mark approval, Health Canada approval, and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration approval for the treatment of overactive bladder, urinary retention and faecal incontinence.
Currently, Axonics is in the initial phase of its launch in the USA following FDA approvals in September and November 2019. The company has been marketing in select countries in Europe and Canada since the second half of 2018.