Harvest Technologies Corporation Files Patent Infringement Complaint against
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts, Oct. 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Technologies
Corporation (Harvest) announced that it filed a patent infringement complaint
on October 24, 2012 in the US District Court of Delaware against
ThermoGenesis Corporation (ThermoGenesis). The complaint alleges that
ThermoGenesis' Res-Q™ 60 BMC system (*also known as ART 21®) infringes two
patents for which Harvest Technology owns the rights. These patents relate to
Harvest's proprietary floating shelf technology that has been shown in studies
to provide superior cellular concentration. The complaint also requests an
injunction against further sales of the product in the U.S.
"Harvest Technologies respects the valid intellectual property of others and
expects that its competitors will do the same. Harvest has invested millions
of dollars in development of its cellular therapy products for many years and
cannot allow others to profit by our innovations," said Gary Tureski,
President and CEO, Harvest Technologies Corporation.
Harvest Technologies is the leading Cellular Therapy global manufacturer that
has developed point-of-care products to process and concentrate multiple
biologics. These include high-density platelet rich plasma (APC+®), bone
marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC®) and adipose tissue. The company is
headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It is one of several subsidiaries
of Terumo Corporation of Japan that is focused in cellular therapies and
biologics. For more information, visit www.harvesttech.com or call
Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation is one of the world's leading medical device
manufacturers with $5 billion in sales and operations in more than 160
nations. Founded in 1921, the company develops, manufactures, and distributes
world-class medical devices including products for use in cardiothoracic
surgery, interventional procedures, and transfusion medicine; the company also
manufactures a broad array of syringe and hypodermic needle products for
hospital and physician office use.
Harvest is a registered trademark of Harvest Technologies Corporation.
Terumo® is a registered trademark of Terumo Corporation. Res-Q is a trademark
of ThermoGenesis Corporation.
*ART 21 is a trademark of Celling Technologies®
Contact: Michele Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Harvest Technologies
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