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Canica Design Awarded Milestone U.S. Patent for Dynamic Wound Closure Systems
Date:7/29/2008

Clinical results indicate unique devices and a new method to close wounds of practically any kind and size - faster with less pain and scarring

ALMONTE, Ontario, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Canica Design Inc., an innovative research and development company, has been awarded its first U.S. patent in a series of comprehensive U.S. and international patents that dramatically advance the management and closure of wounds of all kinds.

The extensive multi-national patent portfolio covers Canica's clinical and surgical system and method for moving and stretching skin and muscle.

"The elegance of Canica's technology is its sheer simplicity. This patent and the soon to issue second U.S. patent are especially strong because of uncommonly rigorous examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office," said John S. Pratt, partner and chair of the intellectual property practice at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia, and who led the intellectual property team for Canica. "In light of the broad utility of the Canica system and the strength of the patent portfolio, I believe this intellectual property will prove to be of equal or greater patient benefit and commercial value than Wake Forest University's patents for negative pressure wound therapy."

A decade ago, wound management was revolutionized after the licensing of patents awarded to Wake Forest University researchers, which enabled the mass commercialization of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and created what has grown to become a multi-billion dollar market.

Leonard G. Lee, President of Canica, notes that like NPWT a decade ago, Canica's dynamic wound closure system is yet another classic business school study in disruptive technology. "It undermines the business model behind most current products that focus on the prolonged and laborious process of managing a wound while it heals. In comparison, dynamic wound closure focuses on rapidly closing the wound, leaving nothing to ma
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