Opsens Inc., based in Quebec City, has announced that it will
defend itself against a lawsuit filed by Acist Medical Systems Inc. of Delaware.
Acist is asking for money damages and requesting that Opsens assign or abandon its
US patent application No. 12/725,951 and international application No. PCT/CA2010/
000396, and cease development and testing of its EasyWire device. Opsens believes
that the claims against it, alleging improper use of Acist’s confidential
information in the applications and in the EasyWire device, are without merit, and
it plans to prove its case in court. Opsens is a supplier of fiber optic sensors
and associated signal conditioners. The company recently completed a preclinical
animal study on the EasyWire device, which is designed to measure fractional flow
reserve in the evaluation of coronary lesions.
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