Milestone Scientific Receives Notice of Allowance for New U.S. Patent
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE: MLSS), a developer of computerized drug delivery instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today announced it has received Notice of Allowance for a key patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers the method and apparatus for performing a peripheral nerve block (PNB).
Dr. Mark Hochman, D.D.S., Inventor and Clinical Director of Milestone Scientific, stated, “Our computer-controlled systems with proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® are designed to make all types of injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. This patent will further expand our intellectual property portfolio into PNB procedures. PNBs are a form of regional anesthesia that has significantly increased in use for the treatment of trauma and surgical procedures as well as for postoperative and nonsurgical analgesia. PNBs offer distinct advantages over general or neuraxial anesthesia as PNBs have less of the risks, complications and residual post-operative side effects of general anesthesia, resulting in quicker post-operative recovery time. Leveraging this patent to develop an instrument that is optimized specifically for PNB in the future will allow medical professionals to precisely control the numerous critical parameters of performing a PNB procedure. I believe it will improve safety, efficiency and efficacy, thus resulting in an improved quality of care for patients.”
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
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Released November 5, 2018