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Patent Issued for Cyclic Olefin Copolymer External Capsule for Preserving Medical Device

February 14, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A patent by the inventor Jemelin, Vincent (Magden AG, CH), filed on October 15, 2004, was published online on January 28, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by NewsRx correspondents (see also Straumann Holding AG).

Patent number 8637128 is assigned to Straumann Holding AG (Basel, CH).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Medical devices such as dental implants may require for a better and long-term preservation to be stored in a fluid.

"To ensure a proper functioning of medical devices, they need to be protected from undergoing changes during the storage.

"The primary package with the external capsule wherein the medical devices are stored should then contain a fluid, whose composition, characteristics and quantity should be kept constant for a long period of time.

"Also the environmental condition (e.g. high humidity or dryness) should not alter the properties of the stored fluid and thus of the device immersed in said fluid, so as to ensure the same preservation standard all over the world."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, NewsRx journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide for an external capsule for holding fluid material suitable for preserving a medical device such as a dental implant, wherein the external capsule is formed of a material which ensures a good long time storage and which is not influenced by environmental condition.

"Another object of the present invention is to provide for a package with an external capsule for preserving a dental implant in a fluid, such that to ensure a good, long time storage and avoid influence by environmental condition.

"The above object as well as further objects which will become apparent hereinafter are achieved by an external capsule as defined in independent claim 1 and by a package for preserving a medical device or the like as defined in independent claims 2 through 4. Further advantageous aspects of the invention are set forth in the dependent claims."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Jemelin, Vincent. Cyclic Olefin Copolymer External Capsule for Preserving Medical Device. U.S. Patent Number 8637128, filed October 15, 2004, and published online on January 28, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Dentistry, Straumann Holding AG.

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