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MIT and Children's Medical sue Shire over DermaGraft diabetic foot ulcer treatment

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 7:59am
Mass Device

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Children's Hospital Corp. accuse Shire Regenerative Medicine of willfully infringing on a trio of patents with its DermaGraft diabetic foot ulcer skin graft treatment.

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Regenerative therapies maker Shire (NSDQ:SHPGY) found itself the focus of a lawsuit after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Children's Medical Center Corp. accused the company of willfully infringing on a trio of patents.

The plaintiffs claim Shire, Shire Regenerative Medicine and Shire Pharmaceuticals are in violation of 2 patents describing a "3 dimensional fibrous scaffold containing attached cells for producing vascularized tissue in vivo," as well as a 3rd patent for preparation of such scaffolds.

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