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CartiHeal Granted Four Patents Covering Agili-C™ Cartilage Regeneration Technology

September 3, 2014



KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CartiHeal (2009) Ltd., a privately held medical device company headquartered in Kfar Saba, Israel, announces the issuance of four patents -- three in the U.S. and one in Japan -- for its proprietary cell-free, off-the-shelf cartilage regeneration technology for patients with injuries to the articular surface of joints.

The three U.S. patents nos. 8,808,725, 8,790,681 and 8,802,115, and the Japanese patent 5536793, describe the use of modified coral scaffolds for the treatment of cartilage and bone defects. These patents cover a wide range of claims including treatment of cartilage and osteochondral defects, osteoarthritis and a variety of joint disorders. The patents relate to the Agili-C™ implant, a bi-phasic, coralline-hyaluronate composite scaffold which has undergone chemical, physical and biological modifications. The implant demonstrated clinical safety and effectiveness in a series of clinical trials, by enhancing regeneration of true hyaline cartilage and subchondral bone.

“These four patents strengthen CartiHeal’s IP portfolio, and position the company at the forefront of innovative technologies in the field of cartilage regeneration,” reports Nir Altschuler, founder and CEO of CartiHeal. “Cartilage regeneration represents one of medicine’s most challenging unmet needs. We are proud to say that CartiHeal and its breakthrough technology are able to meet this challenge.”

About CartiHeal

CartiHeal (2009) Ltd., a privately held medical device company headquartered in Israel, is a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine. CartiHeal’s CE-marked Agili-C™ implant has shown to promote regeneration of true hyaline cartilage and its subchondral bone, simultaneously without the use of cells, growth factors or other exogenous agents. Agili-C™ represents a significant medical breakthrough and was voted one of the top 10 most exciting Israeli medical-device and pharmaceutical developments to watch for in 2014.

For more information about the company please visit: www.cartiheal.com



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Caty Pearl, +972-54-8081020

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catyp@pearlcom.co.il

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