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  • 26 September 2016
    Axonics Granted New U.S. Patent Related to its Implantable Neuromodulation Technology

    Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc., developer of the first rechargeable implantable Sacral Neuromodulation System (SNM) for the treatment of urinary and fecal dysfunction, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Axonics a new U.S. patent relating to its implantable neuromodulation technology for the treatment of urinary and fecal dysfunction.

    U.S. Patent No. 9,427,574 relates to helical anchoring devices with a plurality of tines that engage tissue to inhibit migration of an implanted lead of a neuromodulation system.

    “The issuance of this grant in less than eight months after filing with the USPTO underscores the novelty of the design of our tined lead for use with the Axonics SNM System® and further demonstrates our commitment to developing a robust patent portfolio in support of our innovations,” said Raymond W. Cohen, Axonics Chief Executive Officer. “With this new U.S. patent, we now have sixty-one issued and eighty-five pending patent applications in our portfolio in various jurisdictions around the world.”

    The Axonics patent portfolio represents technology developed under license from the Alfred Mann Foundation and technology internally developed by Axonics.

    The Axonics SNM System received CE Mark approval in June 2016. The Company is currently executing a post-market clinical study in select centers in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the U.K.