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Osseon Receives Patent Allowance for Novel Spinal VCF Treatment Devices
Date:7/14/2010

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a biomedical device company based in Santa Rosa, California, today received a notice of allowance for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology. The company which was started in 2006 has thirteen additional patent applications pending in the United States and throughout the world for related spinal therapies and devices. The lead inventor for this inaugural patent is Dr. Y. King Liu, one of three founders of Osseon.

The company has been marketing its FDA approved first generation "Osseoplasty™" systems since February, 2009. The Osseon devices received CE Mark in November 2009 and the company began marketing the product line in Europe in February of 2010. The proprietary Osseoplasty™ procedure has been performed in over 900 patients in the U.S. and Europe.

According to John Stalcup, Ph.D., CEO of Osseon, "This initial patent allowance for Osseon's spinal VCF technology is a major milestone for the company's intellectual property pursuits. We anticipate receiving a number of additional patents in the future on various aspects of the Osseoflex™ steerable and curvable needle and the novel methods for bone cement delivery, which enable a safe, effective, and minimally invasive approach for spine disease treatment."

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Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on bringing to market alternative minimally invasive treatments for degenerative bone and joint disease.  Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA'/>"/>

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