Milestone Scientific Receives Notice of Allowance for U.S Patent Related to Cosmetic Injection System
LIVINGSTON, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / January 21, 2020 / Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE:MLSS), a leading developer of computerized drug delivery instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a patent regarding a new application for its technology in which claims were allowed for a Computer Controlled Drug Infusion Device for cosmetic use. The allowed claims relate to a novel cosmetic injection instrument for the delivery of botulinum toxin, such as Botox® and Dysport®.
The CompuFlo® system with DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing (DPS®) Technology® provides an objective tool that can consistently reduce pain perception, accurately maintain a precise unit dose of Botulinum toxin and allows the graphic recording of unit doses for each patient, while allowing the clinician to generate a precise record for future use. Additionally, the patented hand piece design provides for greater tactile feel for precise needle manipulation and placement. The system is optimized for a faster, more precise and virtually painless experience for the patient while providing clinicians with an important graphic recording of the procedure.
Mark Hochman, D.D.S., Inventor and Clinical Director for Milestone Scientific, commented, "We are pleased to receive the Notice of Allowance related to our cosmetic injection system, as this expands our intellectual property into an exciting new application. Based on our previous feasibility study of plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists we recognized the profession's interest in a new cosmetic injection system that would allow the delivery of precise dosage and address the need for a unique graphic record."
Leonard Osser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, stated, "With this patent in hand, we look forward to advancing the commercial roll-out of our cosmetic injection instrument in the U.S., which has the potential to significantly impact the safety and administration of botulinum toxin. The market opportunity for our cosmetic instrument includes over 8.4 million botulinum toxin injections delivered annually in the U.S. alone."
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a biomedical technology research and development company that patents, designs, develops and commercializes innovative diagnostic and therapeutic injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental, cosmetic and veterinary applications. Milestone's computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. Milestone's proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® is our technology platform that advances the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions for local anesthesia for subcutaneous drug delivery, with specific applications for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections, epidural space identification in regional anesthesia procedures and intra-articular joint injections. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.
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David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
SOURCE: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
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Released January 21, 2020