Terumo Medical Corporation Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Vascular Solutions And Lepu Medical Technology Company

Terumo Medical Corporation Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Vascular
                Solutions And Lepu Medical Technology Company

PR Newswire

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 19, 2013

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Terumo Medical Corporation
(Terumo), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit
against Vascular Solutions Inc. and Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd
in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. 

The complaint alleges that R Band™ Radial Hemostasis Device distributed by
Vascular Solutions and manufactured by Lepu Medical Technology infringes on a
patent and trademark, which Terumo Medical Corporation holds the U.S. rights
to for its proprietary TR Band™ Radial Compression Device. Terumo seeks an
injunction against further sales of the violative product.

"Terumo has made an enormous investment in developing intellectual property
and absorbing costs associated with device design and commercialization of our
transradial technology. The Terumo TR Band™ device is a critical part of our
transradial solutions portfolio. We will vigorously take all steps necessary
to ensure that our assets and intellectual property are protected," said Gael
Tisack, Vice President of Intellectual Property, Terumo Americas Holding.

Terumo Interventional Systems
Terumo Interventional Systems (TIS) is a strategic business unit of Terumo
Medical Corporation. As a market leader in entry site management and lesion
access, TIS is committed to pursuing unique technologies designed to enhance
treatment of coronary and peripheral endovascular diseases as well as driving
strategic initiatives focused on Critical Limb Ischemia, Complex Coronary
Intervention and Transradial Access.

TIS directly markets a full line of guidewires, catheters, introducer sheaths,
guiding sheaths and embolization products for use in a multitude of different
interventional procedures.

Terumo Medical Corporation
Founded in 1972 as a Terumo Corporation subsidiary, Terumo Medical Corporation
(TMC) develops, manufactures, and markets a complete, solutions-based
portfolio of high-quality medical devices used in a broad range of
applications for numerous areas of the healthcare industry. TMC is comprised
of two business divisions: Terumo Interventional Systems and Terumo Medical
Products. The company places a premium on providing customers with world-class
products, training and education programs that drive clear economic value,
better clinical outcomes and improved Quality of Life for patients. 

Terumo Corporation
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. Terumo contributes to society by providing valued products and
services to the healthcare market and by responding to the needs of healthcare
providers and the people they serve.

Terumo Corporation's shares are listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock
Exchange (No. 4543, Reuters symbol <4543.T>, or Bloomberg 4543: JP) and is a
component of the Nikkei 225, Japan's leading stock index.

SOURCE Terumo Interventional Systems

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